Goodwill Location Goes Up In Smoke
Investigators survey the Goodwill Clearance Center carnage.
A lot of old teddy bears and second-hand pairs of undies went to heaven this past weekend.
At 2:28 a.m. Saturday, a significant portion of the Goodwill Clearance Center, 421 North 16th Street, caught fire, destroying the northern portion of the complex. As of press time, the cause of the two-alarm conflagration was still under investigation, according to the Phoenix Fire Department's fire investigations.
The store portion of the complex closed in 2009, but "the bins," as local thrifters called it, were still open. The area, a haven for anyone to pick through, used to house rows and rows of over-sized blue plastic containers filled to the top with useless junk/treasures of the heart.
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