Patterson Auto Wrecking fire

COCHRANTON — An early morning fire caused approximately $700,000 damage at Patterson Auto Wrecking today.

Cochranton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jason Bresee said the department was dispatched to the business at 1973 Old Highway 322 at approximately 5:39 a.m. for a fire alarm.

The fire was contained to a 50-by-150 foot building behind the office. The building had a firewall, which helped firefighters to contain the blaze to the northern half of the structure, according to Bresee.

The building was used for storage of auto parts, according to Bresee.

There were no injuries associated with the fire, Bresee said. The cause is under investigation.

West Mead 1, West Mead 2, Greenwood, Vernon Central, Cooperstown, Utica, Rocky Grove and Meadville city fire departments assisted at the scene. Saegertown Volunteer Fire Department was on stand-by.

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