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July 10, 2014

Fire destroys paving business

NEW CASTLE — A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a Mahoning Township paving business.

Firefighters were called to Seal-Master Manufacturing at 4551 W. State St. about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“The building was engulfed inflames when we arrived,” said Chief Francis “Poncho” Exposito of the Mahoning Township Volunteer Fire Department.

“It was a multimillion-dollar loss,” he said. “But no other buildings were affected or in danger.”

Exposito noted the burned structure is located near Sky King fireworks and across Route 224 from the Mahoning Township municipal building.,

He said the business is a subsidiary of Lindy Paving, engaged in paving driveways and road maintenance.

Still at the scene Wednesday morning, Exposito said the state police fire marshal had been called to investigate, “But we don’t think there was foul play.”

Mahoning Township firefighters were assisted by volunteer companies from Neshannock, Union, Pulaski and North Beaver townships and Bessemer borough.

Exposito said a “tanker shuttle” to provide water to the fire was provided by volunteer departments from Volant and New Wilmington boroughs, Scott and Shenango townships and Poland and Springfield townships in Ohio.

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