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Fire damages oil change center

owner Gary Inlow owner Gary Inlow

October 7, 2003

Albany- The sign outside reads closed for repairs. Inside is charred debris and parts, the remnants of DJ's oil change center.

"Just about everything in there has been heat damaged, so yeah we'll have to replace everything," says owner Gary Inlow.

As he watches oil and water being vacuumed from the building, Inlow remembers how he felt when he saw his business in flames.

"I was in shock when I turned on the road and saw all the fire trucks out here, so yeah, it was scary but everything could be a whole lot worse," he says. "We keep some cars over night and we park them in there but luckily last night wasn't one of those nights."

Even with an estimated $90,000 in damage and a building that may have to be totally replaced, Inlow is determined to have DJ's running business as usual.

The car wash portion of DJ's was not damaged by the fire. The owner says though it could take at least a week before he can do another oil change, DJ's will be open for car washes Wednesday.

Posted at 3:30 by elaine.armstrong@walb.com