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A new lease on life for FASSCO

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Fire means a new home for FASSCO Auto Repair

By Beth Blakeman

Managing Editor

The fire that burned FASSCO Auto Repair at 105 Mine Run St. Oct. 18 destroyed the building, but not the spirit of Business Manager Cristian Sanchez.

He said he was “ecstatic” that nobody was hurt.

“The building is a total loss,” he said. “The fire started in the back of the building.”

Sanchez said he doesn’t believe there was any criminal intent.

“We don’t know if somebody lit a cigarette and threw it into the weeds.”

They did manage to save the two vehicles inside the garage, one of which belonged to Sanchez. The other, a 2003 Land Rover Discovery Series 2, suffered some damage when the ceiling of the shop collapsed onto the sunroof. But both are operational.

The plan now is to demolish the building and move the business next door to 111 Mine Run St. where the owner has an office already set up and two garages almost ready to go.

Sanchez said they should be ready for business in a week or two.