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Construction workers from Wayne Brothers Inc. work on the newly poured concrete floor during the rebuilding phase at the 109 U-Pull-It used auto-parts store in Winston-Salem. A fire struck the business on Jan. 28.

Nearly seven months after a fire destroyed their business, employees of 109 U-Pull-It junkyard are still pulling together to rebuild on Thomasville Road.

Construction has begun on a warehouse building that will also house office space.
“We’re going a little bigger and a little better,” said Bob Young, who owns 109 U-Pull-It with his business partner, Ted Ashley.

The fire, which started the afternoon of Jan. 28, caused an estimated $18,000 in property damage to the building and $500,000 to its contents, the Winston-Salem Fire Department reported Jan. 31.

A fire department investigation found that an employee was cutting an exhaust pipe when sparks from the saw ignited gasoline leaking from a vehicle.

Deputy Fire Marshal Norman Mitchell said at the time that the fire was found to be accidental, and there were no injuries.

Young estimated his losses at $1.5 million……….Read More

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