Monday, May 11, 2009

Lees Grocery Fire


Date: May 11, 2009
Time: 9:00 AM

Bronson, Florida-On May 11, 2009 at 7:26 AM the Levy County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 in reference to a fire at Lees Grocery. The clerk stated that he seen a spark at the back of the building and he is not sure why or how the fire started. The clerk stated that he was having electrical work done in the back of the building and that is where he seen the spark. After the clerk called 9-1-1 he attempted to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher but he could not contain the fire.

The Bronson and Archer Fire Department have contained the fire and the building appears to be a total loss. There were two 500 hundred gallon diesel tank and one diesel tank over 1500 gallons next to the building. The fire fighters contained the fire very quickly and the diesel tanks were never in danger.

The State Fire Marshal Office has been called to investigate the cause and origin of the fire.