Fire Destroys Lauderdale County Business

A Lauderdale County business caught fire very early Thursday morning.

Collinsville, Suqualena and Martin firefighters responded to the fire at Boat and ATV World in Collinsville on Highway 19, north of Meridian, around 3 a.m.

The damage is described as a total loss.

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.


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  • by anonymous Location: merdian on Sep 20, 2009 at 06:35 PM
    just because a building has burnt 3 times it doesnt mean that the owners did it . did anyone that posted a comment on here really think that someone would burn a building down and then try to keep it going still .
  • by Don Henley on Sep 19, 2009 at 01:16 PM
    "Just give me something-something I can use...People love it when you lose, They love dirty laundry... I just have to look good, I dont have to be clear Come and whisper in my ear Give us dirty laundry... Kick em when theyre up Kick em when theyre down Can we film the operation? Is the head dead yet? You know, the boys in the newsroom got a Running bet Get the widow on the set! We need dirty laundry You dont really need to find out whats going on You dont really want to know just how far its gone Just leave well enough alone Eat your dirty laundry"
  • by pam Location: collinsville on Sep 19, 2009 at 05:00 AM
    BURN BABY BURN do you think you will get $$$$$ for the third time? hope you get 20 yrs and have to eat balogna every day
  • by Chief "Laughingloud" on Sep 18, 2009 at 10:18 PM
    Reminds me of the old joke about the three retirees sitting on a park bench in Miami. First one asks the second one "How did you come to retire in Miami" First one says, "Had a box factory in Hoboken NJ, caught on fire one night and was so cold that the hoses froze and the fire could not be contained. Lost the building and contents, at 64 I was too old to start over, took the insurance settlement and well...here I am." Second one asks the first one " How did you come to retire in Miami" Second one says " Had a shirt factory in Buffalo, caught on fire one night and was so cold that the hoses froze and the fire could not be contained. Lost the building and contents, at 66 I was too old to start over, took the insurance proceeds and well....here I am!" First and second guy look at the third guy and ask "How did you come to retire in Miami" Third guy says " had a resturant in Puerto Rico, put my life into it...hurricane Floyd came through and wiped me out , at 67 I was too old to start over ...took the insurance settlement and well...here I am." First guy looks at second guy and asks....."how ya start a hurricane" !!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2009 at 09:10 PM
    Try being those guys and having to deal with all that. If you have ever dealt with insurance for even a car wreck then you know its no fun. that business is their livelyhood and they have kids. why not put yourself in their shoes. they are out of jobs too but they cant just walk away and go get another job like the people who work their they have a mess they still have to deal with. this may be the 3rd time but its been like 8 years since the last one. if any of you own a business then you know the long long hours and hard hard wok that goes into it. its devasting and these guys are just like you and me and have a family to take care of too. how woud you feel if you lost what you put your heart and soul into and fed your family with. try to explain to your kids mommy and daddy dont have a job anymore. you know the saying, walk a mile in someone elses shoes, and live what someone else is living. then and only then can you make a fair judgement.
  • by Anonymous Location: collinsville ms on Sep 18, 2009 at 03:29 PM
    third time? maybe he will find a girlfriend when he gets to the big house. he likes it hot!
  • by me Location: collinsville on Sep 18, 2009 at 02:39 PM
    come on down to kinards smoke house, they have flaming hot deals....... better hurry while it lasts... yeah right every one knows whats up
  • by ....woooooooohoooooo!! on Sep 18, 2009 at 05:36 AM
    A "friction fire" is generally the result of financial papers and insurance contracts being filed in the same drawer...generally occurs at night when things are quiet, the financial papers and insurance contract start rubbing togather and the next thing you know....."POOF" friction fire!!
  • by sims Location: livingston on Sep 18, 2009 at 05:26 AM
    Hey, don't knock it! Fire damaged sales are about the only time I can afford to buy a boat or ATV on my wish list!
  • by Collinsville Resident Location: Collinsville on Sep 17, 2009 at 06:15 PM
    I was told they had actually laid some workers off due to the business being slow.The front parking lot always has boats and tractors out front. Now we are suppose to believe they were all inside? I may have been born at night but not last night! Come on!!!!! Times are hard for everyone but this is ridiculous! People like this is why our country is in the financial shape it is in! Taking the easy way out!!! I guess third time is the charm! Lets see if they get away with it again!
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