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Shiny Sugar fire

A fire broke out Wednesday night on the second floor of 109 W. Seventh St., the Shiny Sugar candy store in downtown Hanford.

HANFORD — A fire broke out Wednesday in the second floor of a downtown Hanford business, causing thousands of dollars’ worth of damage, according to the Hanford Fire Department.

Just after 7 p.m., fire department officials said dispatch received an emergency call saying there was smoke coming from a building on Seventh Street in downtown Hanford.

Hanford Engine 1 arrived at the scene and firefighters reported smoke and fire from the second floor of 109 W. Seventh St., the Shiny Sugar candy store.

Fire officials said Engine 1 assumed command of the incident and ordered crews to the roof and to the interior to locate the seat of the fire.

Fire crews were able to quickly stop the forward spread of fire and began overhaul and search for extension in the walls of the second floor, officials said.

The Kings County Fire Department assisted as a part of an automatic aid agreement and the department said a total of 16 fire personnel responded to this incident, including nine full-time personnel from the Hanford, five full-time personnel from Kings County, one Hanford volunteer firefighter and Fire Chief Ekk.

Fire officials said the damage is estimated to be roughly $7,500 to the building and $2,500 to its contents.

They said no civilians or fire department personnel were injured. The cause of this fire is still under investigation.

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