Customers Claim to Put Out Fire at Hitt Street Mini Mart

7 years 3 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, June 23 2011 Jun 23, 2011 Thursday, June 23, 2011 8:34:00 PM CDT June 23, 2011 in News
By: Jon Ketz, Sam Kubota
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COLUMBIA - A couple customers told KOMU 8 News Thursday night that they put out a fire at the Hitt Street Mini Mart before firefighters arrived. The fire occurred on the south side of mart.

An outside awning caught fire, and the customers said they used a garden hose to extinguish the flames. At least five units responded to the call around 9 p.m., but by 9:30, most had left. The store owner Sunny Patel doesn't know how the fire started. It happened on the outside part of the building on the store's red overhang. Nobody inside was hurt. 

Hitt Street Mini Mart, known to locals and students as "No Gas," is undergoing construction. The store was closed while fire fighters went in, but it has since re-opened.

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