Fire Chief: Greenville business fire appears suspicious

Published: Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 6:09 PM
Updated: Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 6:09 PM


Greenville Fire Chief Mark Wolf said a fire at a downtown business has the appearance of being suspicious.

The fire was reported late Sunday afternoon at Miami Valley Vending, which is located in the 100 block of Martin Street.

Wolf said the evidence at the scene reveals that the fire started on the outside of the building. A fire investigator from the state fire marshals office arrived at the scene on Monday morning.

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Fire officials said a fireman suffered a minor injury and was treated at the scene. Damage to the building and contents is estimated at $350,000.

Firefighters from Greenville City, Ansonia, New Madison, Versailles and Gettysburg all responded to the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Wolf said Greenville police protected the scene through the night with stationed officers until the state fire marshal investigator arrived.

The owner of Miami Valley Vending said his company is in full operation at other locations throughout the city. He also said all 13 employees were not affected and are on the job.

The owner said the fire is a minor inconvenience to his operation and plans to remodel and get that facility back to full capacity.