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Sandone Tire loses Scranton warehouse to fire

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Approximately 50,000 tires have been lost in a fire that is still burning at the Scranton, Pa., warehouse of Sandone Tire.

The fire started at approximately 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the Sandone warehouse in the 700 block of Wyoming Ave. in downtown Scranton. As of 11:00 a.m. on Aug. 27, the fire continues to burn and the building is 75% collapsed, according to an employee of Sandone’s wholesale division who asked not to be identified.

Tires are stored on the first, second and third floors of the nine-story warehouse. The retail location adjoining the warehouse, Sandone Tire Car Care Center, is currently closed. Sandone also has a commercial truck tire shop located across the street from the warehouse that is functioning at this time.

Patrick Sandone Jr. owns Scranton Dunlop Inc., which does business as Sandone Tire. The company’s retail division includes a store in Taylor, Pa., which is about four miles away from the Scranton location. The company also has warehouses in Harrisburg, Stroudsburg and Chambersburg.

Sandone’s son, Patrick Sandone III, is the CEO of Net Driven, a Scranton-based provider of websites and Internet marketing solutions to the automotive industry.

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