“Suspicious” fire destroys Lone Grove business

By: Shelby Levins Email
By: Shelby Levins Email

LONE GROVE, Okla. ― A Carter County business owner may now be forced to find a new location after an overnight fire ripped through the Evolutions Window Tint in Lone Grove. Investigators are now calling the fire suspicious. Shelby Levins has more.

Investigators from the Oklahoma State Fire Marshall's Office say the flames broke out just before midnight Wednesday. They say they were on the scene all night investigating the fire and collecting evidence.

Now they believe the fire may have been intentionally set.

Evolutions Window Tint specializes in car audio, window tinting, and remote starts. Shop owner Brian Lehman says the fire gutted his workshop, destroying all his tools and equipment, along with some inventory.

But Lehman says he is not closing down his business.

"I’ve worked too hard. This is terrible, but I’m not going to run away. I'm not going to close. If that's what someone wanted me to do, I'm still here," he said.

Fire investigators say it appears the shop was broken into, and the fire started in the back of the workshop. The fire is still under investigation.


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  • by Jake Location: Ardmore on Feb 4, 2009 at 08:29 PM
    This is to clear up rumors like the ignorant person who said the ins. comp. should look at this closely. They didn't have ins. 1st of all, it was 3 local kids, 1 a Plainview senior. They were trying to break in to steal stereo's and caught the building on fire because they were using an idiotic way to break in. I could go on and on about this because of the quality of work they do and how great of people Brian and Kelly really are. They plan to reopen on Monday Feb 9th. They will still be in there shop in Lone Grove for about 4 months until their new shop in Ardmore is built. You can still contact them at 580-657-8055 for service.
  • by EVO*FRIEND#2 Location: OAK on Jan 27, 2009 at 12:33 PM
    I takes a sick and sad person to try and take a Great Business down and Hurt Awesome people. I am proud of these people for taking a stand and Keeping their chins up. So everybody be sure to stay in touch with this place and help them succeed.
  • by EVO*FRIEND Location: ISABEL on Jan 26, 2009 at 02:15 PM
    it a horrible thing that has happened to this couple. I know them personally and know that they will make it through this tough time. They are still going strong and already have another building in line to keep up with their customers every need. WE love you BK!
  • by Zyklon B Location: The Voice of Reason on Jan 23, 2009 at 01:16 PM
    Hope his insurance company takes a close look at this case.
  • by Zyklon B Location: The Voice of Reason on Jan 23, 2009 at 01:15 PM
    Hope his insurance company takes a close look at this case.
  • by scooby Location: ardmore on Jan 23, 2009 at 06:20 AM
    it sucks that someone wants to try to put brian out of business. just goes to show that there are inmature people in this world. Sorry to heat about you shop.
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