A family owned fork lift service ruined by fire
By SARAH MULLIN / Staff writer, Martinsburg
A commercial building that housed a fork lift service caught fire Monday morning, causing an estimated $200,000 in damages, said Rusty Morgan, assistant chief for South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Department.
Slonaker's Fork Lift Service near Inwood on W.Va. 51 is owned by Juanita Slonaker, according to Morgan.
South Berkeley received the emergency call at 9:42 a.m. When they arrived, the eastern section of the wood truss roof was fully engulfed in flames, Morgan said.
A backhoe was brought in to move the tin section of the roof out of the building so firefighters could enter the building, he said.