Fire destroys Carlock business

Crews pull down walls of the metal-framed J & J Powdercoating in Carlock to reach hot spots after a Tuesday fire that destroyed the business. (Greg Halbleib/WJBC)

By Greg Halbleib

CARLOCK – A Carlock business has been destroyed by a Tuesday midday fire.

Firefighters received the call at about noon from J & J Powdercoating on Route 150 on the village’s east edge. Carlock Fire Chief Greg Mohr says the first crews on the scene found the fire well underway.

“The building was well involved in fire. The whole roof was going,” Mohr said. “The wind wasn’t in our favor today, so we put a couple of big lines on it and then our focus became saving the (other) two buildings of the business.”

Mohr said investigators are looking for a cause and for where the fire may have started.

“It seems like they’re looking more along the west side,” Mohr said. “The big doors were open as they usually are, and the wind just pushed it through the whole building.”

The metal frame building was a total loss. No injuries were reported to two employees inside the building or to firefighters.