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Friday, 24 October 2014

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Clean-up at fire-hit Cockermouth garage

Investigations are continuing into the cause of a fire at a Cockermouth petrol station.

P&R Benn Filling Station, in Station Road, was gutted by the blaze two weeks ago, destroying the shop, forecourt, storage and workshop areas.

Owner Robin Benn has spent the last week cleaning up the premises, known as Fairfield garage, and said he hoped the workshop should be up and running in the next two to three weeks.

His van hire business has continued.

Staff who were employed at the workshop have been transferred to the Oakhurst garage which is run by Robin’s brother Paul and his son Andrew.

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