After fire, shop owner holds ‘fire sale’

By Anthony Gonzalez agonzalez@civitasmedia.com

February 21, 2014

JONESVILLE — A business owner who saw her consignment shop burn to rubble on Feb. 7 fire is reopening her store and holding a “fire sale.”

According to Issy Hinshaw, owner of the Issy’s Consignment shop, the new location at 230 N. Bridge St. in the Jordan’s Shopping Center.

“We’re not going to let a fire get the best of us. We’re opening our doors this Saturday at 9 a.m.,” said Hinsaw enthusiastically.

Fire sale items are up to 75 percent off. The consignment shop will sell items commonly found in its store — shoes, socks, pocketbooks, jewelry, pictures, kitchen appliances, comforters, dishes, books, and other items.

One item not for sale is a blanket given to Hinshaw when she was watching the blaze spread.

“Some lady brought me a blanket to keep me warm. She placed it over me while I was coping with the fire. I do not know who the lady is. I did not get to thank her for stepping up at a moment so critical for me,” said Hinshaw.

Hinshaw reflected on the fire saying she closed the door to her store that night around 6 p.m. and went home.

Arlington Fire and Rescue responded to the call around 9:30 p.m., according to Fire Chief Kevin Macemore. Elkin, Boonville and West Yadkin fire departments and the Yadkin Rescue Squad also responded to the scene.

Hinshaw returned to the property after hearing all of the fire trucks respond to the blaze.

“I just remember looking at it all go up in smoke, sitting and crying,” said Hinshaw.

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