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Roofers Accidentally Start Small Fire on Convenience Store Roof

Fire took place on Enfrente Road just a few yards from a fire station.

A small fire on the roof of an Ignacio convenience store caused several thousand dollars' worth of damage Saturday, according to the Novato Fire District.

At 11:24 a.m., dispatchers received information about a fire on the roof of the Alco's Famous Deli Mart at 341 Enfrente Road, said Captain Jeff Davis. An engine and truck company responded from Novato Fire Station 64 about 100 yards to the south of the deli and quickly put out the fire, Davis said.

A roofing company employee was using a propane torch and ignited some flammable materials on the interior wall of a parapet, he said.

The business was closed for about 15 to 20 minutes while firefighters handled the blaze, he said.

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Innovative Ad Solutions LLC November 06, 2012 at 12:10 AM
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