POTTSTOWN PA – Fire and water damage restoration contractors from an area ServPro franchise (at top and above) were busy most of Sunday (July 12, 2015) at the showroom and warehouse of the Eastwood Company, 263 Shoemaker Rd., as the auto body repair tools, parts and accessories retailer worked to recover from what was reported to be an interior conveyor belt fire it suffered last week.
The fire broke out in the early morning hours Thursday (July 9), and developed into a two-alarm blaze that brought equipment and responders from seven local fire companies. Fire officials later estimated the value of the damage in the building and its vertical storage racks at about $50,000.
Eastwood is normally open Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the message sign outside its Shoemaker Road entrance announced it was closed for the day. An instructional class in “powder coating” for beginners, which had been scheduled for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a cost of $35 per participant, presumably was canceled.
The restorers’ green trucks filled a parking lot adjacent to the warehouse, and workers could be seen discarding materials into bright red dumpsters (above) or lining up boxes and parts outside (below). They moved to and from an open garage door, transporting goods by hand and forklift.
Photos by Joe Zlomek for The Post Publications LLC