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Fire Strikes Martinsburg Laundry; Owners Plan to Re-Open 'Soon'



November 14, 2019

Allan J. Bassler

Fire struck the Martinsburg laundromat Sunday, Nov. 10, causing extensive damage to the laundromat and the apartment above. Fire officials said the fire likely started in a dryer.

Fire struck the Martinsburg laundromat Sunday night, causing significant damage to the laundry area and displacing a family from the second-floor apartment.

No one was injured in the fire. The family living upstairs was not home at the time.

Allan J. Bassler, publisher of the Morrisons Cove Herald, owns the laundromat with his wife, Karen. Allan Bassler said that the building was insured and that plans are to rebuild and reopen the laundromat.

"We've already met with insurance adjusters and contractors," Bassler said Tuesday. "We're already moving toward re-opening."

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