November 1, 2012

This is a sadness...

The former Dazzled by Twilight store in Forks burned up this week. 

 

According to the Seattle Times,

"The fire was reported before 4 a.m. in a three-story wooden building built in 1925 as an Oddfellows Hall. It was fully involved when the first firefighters arrived and they knew the building couldn’t be saved, said Phil Arbeiter, a Clallam County fire chief.

An explosion, possibly from a propane tank, spread the fire to an adjoining one-story building known as the Twilight store because it sold movie memorabilia until it closed early this year.

Even if it hadn’t lost power, the Quillayute Valley School District might have cancelled classes Monday because of the smoke, Superintendent Diana Reaume said. The district has about 1,100 students at an elementary, middle and high school campus just two blocks from the fire, she said. Classes resume Tuesday.

The loss of the Oddfellows building, built with old-growth timber, was a devastating historical loss to the community, Reaume said.  It was used by the Rainforest Players for theatrical productions and also hosted dances and community meetings, the Peninsula Daily News reported. It also housed a Hispanic grocery.

No one was in the buildings at the time. No firefighters were injured, and the cause of the fire remained under investigation, Arbeiter said."



 


This is so sad.  I was just in Forks two weeks ago.  I took this picture of the side of the old Dazzled store... at the time I was thinking how sad it was that this era was coming to an end, and what a sign of the times it was that the store was closed.  And now it's really, really gone.  


Further reading: Federal investigators get involved.   

--MyAfterCar

6 comments:

  1. That is sad. an end to an era with a bang.

    You all were a good part of my life this last decade and it feels like a strange void has opened up in me as November grew nearer. And now it's here...

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  2. I am so sad! I have a lot of good memories in that store :( poor Forks, they seem to have some bad luck.

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  3. I am so thankful no one was harmed but I am also so heart broken for the loss of that wonderful building and for the end of an era. Dazzled By Twilight has such a special place in my heart and I'm so glad I was able to visit Forks a couple years ago.

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  4. I was so sad when I read this :( I haven't had the chance to make it out to Forks yet, and it seems like all the movie spots are burning down :( I'm glad no one was hurt, and hope this wasn't someone being mean.

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  5. It is so sad. Lucky to say I actually got a chance to shop there this time last year.

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