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Fire damages club's building

July 15, 2011

Sherrills Ford Optimist Club

An area Optimist Club building was damaged by a fire Thursday night.

Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at the Sherrills Ford Optimist Club, located at 1807 Molly's Backbone Road, at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The flames were reported to be about 30 feet into the air from the building.

Firefighters worked for about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control. Several firefighters entered the building to try and salvage uniforms, computers, trophies and other equipment while their colleagues were trying to extinguish the fire.

No injuries were reported from the fire.

Others responding to the scene were Bandys Fire Department and Shepherds Fire and Rescue.

Catawba County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the fire.


Well they are "Optimist" after all....

July 18, 2011 by Backbone (not verified), 3 years 36 weeks ago
Comment: 548 I am sure they will look on the bright side and be right back in business real soon!

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