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Suspicious fire spares gun store
Trailer attached to Southeastern Gun Supply destroyed
050909 GUN SHOP FIRE
A fire late Friday night destroyed a trailer attached to Southeastern Gun Supply on South Main Street. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/staff
    Statesboro fire investigators are looking into the cause of a blaze that destroyed a mobile home attached to Southeastern Gun Supply on U.S. 301 South.
    Statesboro Police and Statesboro firefighters responded to a fire alarm around 11:30 Friday night and found the mobile home, normally used for storage, in flames, said Statesboro Fire Department Capt. Emerson Melton.
    The mobile home was attached the block building that houses the gun sales and show room, he said. It was used for storage but was empty Friday night, he said.
    Calling the fire "suspicious," Melton said fire investigators with the Statesboro Fire Department "know where it started" but as it remains under investigation, could no divulge additional details.
    Firefighters began battling the flames upon arrival, and while the mobile home storage unit was destroyed, firefighters worked to keep the main building safe, he said. No one was located at the business, which was closed at the time of the fire, and no one was injured, he said.
    Statesboro firefighters remained at the scene until around 6 a.m. fighting the blaze and making sure no hot spots recurred, and fire investigators remained at the scene until well after noon, gathering evidence pertaining to the cause of fire, Melton said.
    Further details will be available Monday, he said.

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