Kentucky Auction House Burns Down on Final Day

October 2, 2012

An auction house open for 50 years in Scottsville was destroyed by fire on its final day of business, and its owners say they had no insurance.

The fast-moving fire gutted the Wagon Wheel Antique Mall and Auction Company on Thursday.

Owner Jerry Whitney told The Daily News he and his wife were planning to move the business to another building. They had hoped to use money from the final day of sale to pay their first month’s rent at a new location.

Fire officials said there were no injuries and the cause had not been determined.

Whitney said he and his wife were inside with some customers when the fire started and he tried to put it out with his hands, but it spread rapidly.

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