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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro Fire Department is still investigating what caused the fire Saturday morning at Mid-South Nursery and Landscaping on Dan Avenue.

Firefighters were called out around 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning and was still putting out hot spots on the building at noon. The owner said he doesn't know how the fire got started.

"I'm probably the oldest retail nursery in the state and I been here in Jonesboro since 1957," said owner, George Siebert.

Mid-South Nursery and Landscaping is located on Dan Ave in Joneboro. Firefighters said fortunately no one was injured in the fire.

"We got here and all occupants were out, there was heavy fire showing pretty from all sides of the structure and we did the best we could to get it knocked out," said Fire Battalion Chief Marty Hamrick.

Hamrick said he thinks the fire started in the attic of the building.

"It is still under investigation with the fire marshal's office. We do believe it was accidentally at this point but he will do a thorough investigation and release that information," he said.

He said there was a lot of damage from the fire.

"The inside is pretty bad we had fire drop down of course when the ceiling let go and it's gutted pretty good in their too," Hamrick said. 

Siebert said this fire will not be the end to his business.  

"I been here forever, this will not stop me from doing our landscaping that we do for the public, it's just going to stop me for a while," he said. "But I guarantee if they come up here, they will get waited on."

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