Jerry’s Citgo, a stalwart in Summit for decades, sits boarded up the day after a fire Friday, Jan. 31, severely damaged the building at 1101 Hope St., at the intersection with Blackstone Boulevard. According to the Providence Journal, the blaze started when a light fell while a fuel pump was being repaired. The newspaper quoted Alain Edouard, identified as the 14-year manager of the station, as saying employees tried to fight the fire but it got out of control quickly. No one was injured. Retired owner Peter Bennett told the Summit Neighborhood Association newsletter in 2012 that he took over the family business in 1947. He has for years assisted in the distribution of the newsletter.

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