Jonesboro Fire Dept. investigating fire at garden nursery

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - JonesboroFire Department is still investigating what caused the fire Saturday morning atMid-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'mprobably the oldest retail nursery in the state and I been here in Jonesborosince 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 hereand all occupants were out, there was heavy fire showing pretty from all sidesof the structure and we did the best we could to get it knocked out," said FireBattalion Chief Marty Hamrick.

Hamrick said hethinks the fire started in the attic of the building.

"It is stillunder investigation with the fire marshal's office. We do believe it wasaccidentally at this point but he will do a thorough investigation and releasethat information," he said.

He saidthere was a lot of damage from the fire.

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

Siebert saidthis fire will not be the end to his business.

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

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