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Morristown convenience store catches fire after truck smashes through wall

A truck towing a race car crashed into a Morristown convenience store Sunday night, setting the...
A truck towing a race car crashed into a Morristown convenience store Sunday night, setting the store on fire.(WWNY)
Published: Oct. 11, 2021 at 12:15 AM EDT
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MORRISTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A gas station and convenience store was destroyed when a truck crashed through its walls and set the building ablaze.

According to Morristown Fire Department officials, emergency crews responded to the scene of 3667 State Route 37 just after 9 p.m. Sunday night, after a truck towing a race car heading north went off the road, took down a telephone pole, and completely entered the building. Officials on scene said the truck exploded, catching the store that houses a Tim Horton’s and Subway on fire.

Everyone inside was evacuated and no one was injured. Morristown Fire Chief Jay Moore said crews knocked the fire out quickly, but the building was a total loss.

“So, it’s a convenience store that also houses a Tim Hortons and a Subway inside it,” he said. “There were a few occupants here when it happened. Everybody is out safe. All the occupants of the vehicle are out and accounted for.”

He added the occupants of the vehicle were taken to a local hospital and their injuries were not severe. St. Lawrence County Emergency Services officials told 7 News that hospital was Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center.

Emergency crews fromthe Morristown Fire Department, the Brier Hill Fire Department, and state police were on scene as of 11 p.m. Sunday night.

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