By RICHARD F. BELISLE
St. THOMAS, Pa. - A mid-morning fire Friday destroyed Hampton's Garage on Mentzer Gap Road and left the owner and an employee temporarily unemployed.
John Hampton, 53, said he will have the garage rebuilt as soon as possible.
There were no injuries.
Neither Hampton nor Jim Meek, chief of the Blue Ridge Summit Fire Department, could estimate the damage to the two-bay garage at 12815 Mentzer Gap Road.
Hampton had time to remove two vehicles he was working on inside the garage and most of his tools. His two vehicle lifts were not damaged, he said.