Fire destroys garage and autos
Explosion heard by passerby
A fire destroyed a two-car garage, two vehicles and numerous other
equipment at 12:15 today at the Marshal Bever residence on Route 5, one
mile east of Grantsville.
Flames leaping from the garage scorched the Bever resident and cracked
windows, but Grantsville Volunteer Fire doused the blaze, preventing its
Explosions continued as firemen fought the blaze.
Bonnie Bever said she left about twenty minutes before she heard the fire
siren in Grantsville. A passerby said he heard an explosion and called
One of the vehicles in the garage belonged to a family friend. The other was
a truck belonging to Bever. "There's lots of stuff in the building that is of
value to us," said Ms. Bever.
The Bever family own and operate the Mt. Zion Drive-in Theater.
Grantsville Volunteer Firemen continue to have a record number of fire,
accident and emergency calls, according to Fire Chief Dave Johnson.
Fire scorches nearby house, cracks windows