The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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June 16, 2014

Business faces $300,000 in damages from Sunday fire

ENID, Okla. — The owner of a business struck by a fire Sunday evening estimates the damage could exceed $300,000.

Firefighters were summoned to Don’s Doors, a custom door and cabinet manufacturer owned by Don Allred, at 5:37 p.m. Sunday. Seven vehicles and 19 firefighters responded.

According to Enid Fire Department Capt. Harvey Lenard, the first firefighters to arrive on the scene, 362 Willow Place, parked their truck opposite the building entrance.

“They found heavy smoke and fire coming from a window upon arrival,” Lenard said.

Firefighters immediately started spraying water on the fire, Lenard said. The second crew to arrive, parking on another side of the building, went into the building and started spraying water inside.

Allred said the fire, burning in three rooms, did massive damage to equipment and inventory.

“It burnt up some machines and destroyed a lot of cabinet doors, interior and entry way doors we had already finished and ready to go,” Allred said. “I know I’m going to have to replace all the wiring and some of the machinery, not to mention the inventory.”

Lenard said firefighters were finished and left the scene after 9 p.m. No one was injured.

Allred has been in business in Enid since 1978, moving to the Willow Place location in 1984.

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