The cause is still unknown but a Clay City business was destroyed by fire Saturday afternoon.
Dusty’s Tire, located at 108 S. Main St. in Clay City, caught fire late Saturday afternoon and was a total loss.
Clay City Fire Protection District Steve Spitzner said that the call came to the department around 5:15 p.m.
When the firefighters arrived at the scene, there was heavy smoke coming from the building. Shortly after, the fire went through the roof.
The firefighters were on the scene until approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
The department was also called back out three additional times for rekindling at the site
Firefighters from Flora and Xenia as well as other departments were on scene to assist the Clay City Fire Protection District.
CCFPD Chief Steve Spitzner said that thy were waiting on the fire marshall to arrive on the scene as he was coming from Woodlawn and would be there late Saturday evening.
The fire marshall was on the scene for just a short time Saturday night and was unable to perform an inspection due to the heat still coming off of the fire. He was scheduled to return to the scene on Monday.
Spitzner said that when the fire marshall had an opportunity to inspect the scene, they would know more. It would be a couple of weeks before an exact cause could be determined.
Fundraiser for Thompson
Clay City High School Ag Teacher Jamie Harvel had scheduled a porkburger fundraiser next Saturday to help send Macy Anderson and Clare Workman to the FFA Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.
The girls made the decision for the cookout to become a fundraiser for Dusty and Lyndi Thompson. It will also be a bake sale. The event will take place next Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sunrise Seeds, located next to Dusty’s Tire.