Fire guts Idaho powersports gear shop

Publish Date: 
Mar 5, 2012

Authorities in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, are investigating a fire that destroyed a motorcycle gear shop Friday.

Firefighters were called to the building that housed Helmet Outlet and a vacuum store around 8:20 p.m. to find a fully engulfed structure. A passerby reported seeing smoke coming from the roof of the building, according to Northwest Cable News.

Firefighters found heavy smoke and flames on the roof of the structure, forcing them to fight it defensively because of the size and amount of the flames. The fire gutted the building. Both businesses were a loss.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this fire as a possible case of arson.

Posted by Holly Wagner

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