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Fire destroys popular Covington County business

COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Shady Acres Fruit Stand on Highway 49 near Sanford is a total loss, said owner Alan Fulton Tuesday morning.

A fire broke out around 6 p.m. Monday, and when the first firefighters arrived on the scene they found the building completely engulfed in flames with high winds helping to fuel the fire.

The business was closed at the time of the fire and no one was inside.  The blaze forced the closure of one lane of Highway 49 and slowed traffic. Firefighters from Sanford, Seminary, South West and South East Covington all fought the blaze.

One firefighter was treated for heat related problems The investigation into the cause continues, but Fulton said they believed it began in the ceiling. He says he wants to rebuild, but does not know if he will be able to and it is to soon after the fire to make any decisions.

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