Still looking for cause of Milford fire

By Mark Fowser 7:02am, December 28, 2012 - Updated 7:17am, December 28, 2012
No word yet on what caused a fire that destroyed one of Milford's oldest businesses.

About 50 firefighters from nine companies needed almost three hours to bring the 3-alarm fire at Warren Furniture under control Wednesday night.

The store has been owned by the same family since 1928, and Milford City Manager Richard Carmean says it's a big loss for downtown.

"I think the real tragedy is that this business has been there for 80-plus years. I came to Milford in 1970, and it was sitting there then for some 40-years. So it really is a loss as far as the historical implications," Carmean says.

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Milford Tavern owner Rich Hoomans says the store's owner, Brett Warren, had been out of town for a few days and arrived home to find his business burning.

No one was inside the building at the time and no one was hurt.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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