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Improper Use of Extension Cords Cause of McKenzie Fire

Cords Were Being Used as Permanent Wiring

Contact: Ragan Ingram, Assistant Commissioner

334-241-4146

2/25/2004

Acting State Fire Marshal Richard Montgomery said Wednesday that the improper use of extension cords as permanent wiring was the cause of a fire that destroyed three buildings Monday in McKenzie.

A hardware store, a grocery and a vacant building were destroyed in the early morning fire.

The Alabama State Fire Marshals Office coordinated with the McKenzie Police Deparment and the McKenzie Volunteer Fire Department in the investigation.