Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on April 19, 2013 @ 7:00PM
Created on April 19, 2013 @ 4:33PM
5 News has been alerting you to a fire that destroyed at least one local business at the shopping complex on Johnson Avenue. Thursday, we told you the owners of the building wanted to get all of the businesses boarded up.
Friday afternoon the exposed areas were boarded up and crews were working on covering the roof. People in the community acted exactly as you would expect.
Everyone said this was such a terrible thing to happen. Many of the people 5 News spoke with said they go there for many different reasons.
The fire started around 7:00 Wednesday night and it took crews hours to get it under control. Most of the damage was in Total Dental, but all of the surrounding facilities were damaged by smoke and water. One man, who goes to see Dr. Browning regularly, said he's just going to wait until they re-open.
"I've gone there for years and I was kind of surprised that they had the fire. I hope they get it back in business again. I'll go back to him when he gets open because I don't like to change dentists after you get used to one. I went to Subway too right next door," said Jack Leep, Harrison County Resident.
Another woman said she gets her dry cleaning done in that complex. In fact, she had some clothes in there when it happened.
Owners said they have gotten an unlimited amount of support and are so grateful for all the people in the community who are helping out.
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