Still no cause determined for Fremont Fire

Published: Dec. 11, 2016 at 5:14 PM EST
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Fire destroyed two businesses in downtown Fremont Sunday. The fire chief says the investigation to determine a cause may continue for a week or longer.

The fire began around Noon in the 200 block of S. Front Street in downtown Fremont. Four departments battled the flames in frigid weather conditions. At one point, Fire Chief Dave Foos said the fire was believed under control. Documents were retrieved from the building. But an area still smoldering re-ignited and quickly spread to the roof. Foos believes the old two-story building had at least two and possibly more roofs from replacements made through the years. Firefighters found it to be a stubborn fire and cut holes in the building to get to hot spots. No one was injured.

South Front Street in downtown Fremont streets was re-opened Monday.

The building that housed the law firm of Mayle, Ray & Mayle; and D. Frederick Singer Tax and Accounting office will likely be demolished according to the fire chief.

Smoke drifted over much of downtown Fremont for hours. Crews were cleaning up debris on Monday from the street and sidewalks.

Chief Foos added the Fremont community responded by providing food, drinks, and hot coffee to the fire crews battling the flames.