Two fires at Grand Island construction sites

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By Kevin Rempe

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Updated: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:00:14 CST

A busy Thursday for Grand Island Fire Fighters, crews were called to fires at two separate construction sites.

Just before 3 pm, firefighters were at Fonner Park at the new Nebraska building under construction for the State Fair. That blaze involved a propane tank used in the construction.

Within that same hour, crews were sent to control a roof fire on the building that will house a new PETCO store.

That building is located on State Street in the same retail center as Bed Bath and Beyond and Shoe Carnival.

In that fire, construction crews were cutting a hole in the roof when insulation ignited. The Shoe Carnival store was evacuated for a short time. No injuries were reported.

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