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Fire-ravaged tire store in Norman will be rebuilt

The Hibdon Tires Plus store at 221 N Interstate Drive that was destroyed by fire Sunday will be rebuilt, company officials say.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: August 28, 2013
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— The Hibdon Tires Plus store destroyed by fire on Sunday will be rebuilt, although maybe not at the same location, company officials said.

The store at 221 N Interstate Drive is one of two Hibdon Tires Plus stores in Norman. The other store at 501 N Interstate Drive will now open on Sundays to help with customer demand while the other store is being rebuilt, said Susan Steeno, public relations manager for Bridgestone Retail Operations in Bloomington, Ill.

Dates, sites studied

“We're in the very early stages of evaluation regarding a specific location and reconstruction dates,” she said.

The company's first concern is employee and customer safety, Steeno said, “and thankfully no one was hurt.”

About 25 employees worked at the store, with 11 of them on the premises when the fire ignited about 5:45 p.m., she said. Customers had left for the day, and the employees were in the process of closing.

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by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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