A local Photography shop, King’s Photography, caught fire this morning. Estimates put the start of the fire at nearly 2:00(or 3:00)am CDT. The fire quickly engulfed the building and by the time I managed to get out of bed and start for work at 7:00 am the smoke could be seen from pretty much everywhere. As we approached the building, the police and fire department had the streets blocked off for several blocks in all directions. From what I could see, the building that held King’s Photography is no more. Plenty of rubble all around, but no building. There was/is a antique store and a large furniture store to the west of the building and a large office supply store to the north. I imagine that there is damage of some sort to all the buildings surrounding the burned building.
Update: There are at least 3-4 store fronts that are either gone or extremely damaged. There were 3 apartments on the second floor and approximately 3-4 business offices as well. All Gone. Luckily, there doesn’t seem to be any injuries and the fire would seem to have been contained to just that building, however the water and smoke damage to the surrounding buildings must be horrible.