A weekend fire in a gun locker at the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office in the courthouse could end up costing $1 million, officials said.
The blaze ignited about 1:15 a.m. Saturday in the back corner of the 14-by-20-foot cinderblock room, used to store confiscated weapons as well as other pieces of evidence and equipment.
Chief Deputy Sheriff Charles Moore said 687 firearms, seized under court orders in protection from abuse cases, were stored in the gun locker -- along with 38 bows and 222 miscellaneous weapons, such as knives, baseball bats and clubs.
County officials met with repair crews and insurance adjusters Monday morning to assess the damage. From the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
Gun room fire damage, repairs could reach $1 million
January 4, 2010