Beckers Tires destroyed


A fire of undetermined origin broke out at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Friday morning, September 27 and totally destroyed Becker's Tire Service, located on Route 30 in Grand Gorge.

Firemen from Grand Gorge, Roxbury, Margaretville, Prattsville, and Stamford found the building totally involved when they arrived at the scene. Fighting the fire was complicated by hundreds of burning tires which were stored in the building. Fireman used foam to combat the burning rubber. Firemen were still at the scene at 8 a.m. Friday morning wetting down hot spots in the building.

According to a source, Becker's Tire service has 11 full-time employees. The business sells car and truck tires at its Grand Gorge location and services a wide-area of farm clients with several service trucks. The remains of at least one of the service trucks could be scene inside the building.