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Snarkski's Liquor Store Fire

A fire that broke out this afternoon in Snarski's Liquors on Old Colchester Road left the building badly damaged, with the roof sunken in and the whole right side of the building charred.

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Sue Weidlich, left, of Oakdale, comforts her longtime close friend Ray Snarski of Salem, owner of Snarski's Liquors located along Route 354 in Salem, as firefighters battle a structure fire at his business Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

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Firefighters battle a structure fire at Snarski's Liquors located along Route 354 in Salem Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The establishment is owned by Ray Snarski of Salem.

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Sue Weidlich, left, of Oakdale, is comforted by Sean Kelley of Norwich, both close friends of Ray Snarski of Salem, owner of Snarski's Liquors located along Route 354 in Salem, as firefighters battle a structure fire at the liquor store, Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

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Ray Snarski of Salem, owner of Snarski's Liquors located along Route 354 in Salem, wears a fire jacket and helmet belonging to a firefighter at the scene who let Snarski wear it for safety as he surveys the damage as firefighters battle a structure fire at his business Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

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Firefighters battle a structure fire at Snarski's Liquors located along Route 354 in Salem Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The establishment is owned by Ray Snarski of Salem.

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Firefighters battle a structure fire at Snarski's Liquors located along Route 354 in Salem Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The establishment is owned by Ray Snarski of Salem.

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Sue Weidlich, right, of Oakdale, comforts her longtime close friend Sue Coffee, left, of Lyme, daughter of Ray Snarski of Salem, owner of Snarski's Liquors located along Route 354 in Salem, as firefighters battle a structure at the liquor store, Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

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Ray Snarski, left, of Salem, owner of Snarski's Liquors located along Route 354 in Salem, looks on as a firefighter attempts to open a melted cash register recovered from a fire at his business Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The firefighter was able to pry open the register and the burned and soaked money was able to be recovered.

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Firefighters battle a structure fire at Snarski's Liquors located along Route 354 in Salem Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The establishment is owned by Ray Snarski of Salem.