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Shop closed since December blaze
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Top Photo: The roof of the City of Ruston’s Public Works Complex large shop received significant damage when a fire, that is believed to have been started by the electrical wiring system of a garbage truck, broke out Dec. 21. Bottom Photo:It was a garbage truck similar to this one that was believed to be the cause of the fire that occurred in late December at Ruston’s Public Works Complex.

The City of Ruston could see itself working without the shop area of its Public Works Complex for the next few months after a December fire left that portion of the building unusable.

Ruston Public Works Director Lewis Love said the city is still waiting to hear back from the insurance company on the final cost of the damages the complex incurred during the fire, but they could exceed more than $1 million.

“We still don’t know how much it is going to cost to fix the shop,” he said. “But with the costs of clean-up and repairs, it could easily go up over $1 million.”

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