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REGIONAL: Fire destroys antique store in downtown Greenville

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Greenville Fire and Rescue were called to an intense structure fire in downtown Greenville Saturday afternoon.

“Dispatch received a call at approximately 2:00 p.m. of a structure fire in the 2400 block of Lee St.,” City of Greenville Public Information Officer Kathy Lucas said in a statement.

According to local media reports from Herald-Banner in Greenville, the fire destroyed an antique store, to which appeared to be a total loss with the local news source stating it lost the roof and at least one wall. 

Those in the area said smoke was visible for miles, and due to the intensity of the blaze, Greenville Fire and Rescue extended their safety perimeter at around 4:30 p.m.-more than two hours after the initial call in.

Muzzy’s owner Alan Armstrong released a statement Sunday morning thanking first responders and the public for their support. 

“First and foremost I want to thank the first responders for the amazing/chivalrous attempt to save this building,” Armstrong said, “I would additionally like to thank all of Muzzy staff, customers, local businesses, and friends, for their kind words of encouragement/prayers throughout the day and night. It means a lot to me.”

Initial reports stated that there were no known injuries as a result of the fire with no immediate details of believed cause released at that time. 

Authorities are continuing their investigation at the time of press.

Photo: Hunt County Theft Reports

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