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by Tori Pittman

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FIREFIGHTERS INJURED RESPOND- ING TO AUTO REPAIR SHOP FIRE

On Jan. 30, there was a fire reported at Import Knight Auto Repair on South Elm Street in Greensboro.

An auto repair shop on South Elm Street in Greensboro caught fire on Jan. 30, The Import Knight Auto Repair building collapsed on four Greensboro firefighters, who were sent to area hospitals for treatment. All four firefighters’ injuries were non-life threatening.

Capt. Sterling Suddarth was sent to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Senior Firefighter Matthew Clapp was treated for a leg injury at Cone hospital in Greensboro.

Capt. Shane Boswell was treated for minor injuries and released from Cone.

Senior Firefighter Bryan Bachemin was also released from the hospital after being treated for minor injuries. No civilian injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

Officials believe the blaze started when a vehicle ignited and fire spread throughout the building.

Peer support teams from fire departments in Charlotte and Salisbury were on the scene to provide emotional support to the firefighters and their families.

ROBINSON SEEKS REELECTION TO STATE SENATE

Gladys Robinson announced plans to seek re-election to a third term representing the District 28 seat in the state Senate. Robinson is the executive director at the Piedmont Health Services Sickle Cell Agency.

Robinson’s campaign kickoff will be held at the Global Learning Center on the campus of Bennett College on Feb. 9 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Skip Alston, a former member of the Guilford County Commission, has already announced his candidacy for the seat, and will challenge Robinson in the Democratic primary.

“You know me, you know my priorities,” said Alston said during his campaign kickoff in December. “I will be a strong voice for the education necessary for our children’s future, for the most vulnerable in our community, from the unemployed and the underemployed, to the underserved, from the homeless to the young and old in our community.” !

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