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Owensboro grocery store closed Tuesday after overnight fire

Owensboro grocery store closed Tuesday after overnight fire
Updated: Aug. 20, 2019 at 5:37 AM CDT
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Crews responded to a fire at an Owensboro grocery store early Tuesday morning.

The fire department says police were called to the Price Less Foods on Scherm Road for a burglar alarm around 3:15 a.m.

When the officers got there, they found the store full of smoke, so the fire department was called in.

We’re told the fire was quickly found and extinguished when firefighters arrived.

No injuries were reported.

“Nobody got hurt, thank goodness, everybody’s okay. And we did have some product that got wet and some smoke damage, that type of thing. So we are going to be closed for a short amount of time," said Andy Trice, Price Less Foods District Manager.

The cause is under investigation, but OFD says the burglar alarm was the result of the fire and not believed to be related to the cause.

The store was closed Tuesday while authorities investigate and store employees assess the damage.

Management told us that they’re not sure when they will reopen, but repairs could take a few weeks.

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