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Fire Destroys Silvis Anchor Lumber Store

No cause has yet been determined for the fire that destroyed the Anchor Lumber store in Silvis yesterday. Firefighters from several departments spent hours fighting the fire, and now, investigators are trying to figure out what happened.  

Credit WVIK Staff

Silvis Fire Chief David Leibovitz says he was the first to respond to the fire at 3:30 pm yesterday. And, at least eleven local departments worked for three hours to help put out the fire, partly because the city was running low on its water supply. 

Leibovitz now estimates the damage amounts at one-million-dollars, or more. And, people were inside the building when the fire broke out, but no one was hurt.

Anchor Lumber has sold building materials since the 1960s, and has operated the store on 1st Avenue in Silvis since 1984.