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The fire at B&D Nursery in South Hill / October 03, 2018

An early Tuesday morning fire at B&D Nursery on Danville Street in South Hill damaged much of the interior of the store.

At approximately 4 a.m. the South Hill Volunteer Fire Department received a report of heavy smoke coming from a commercial structure within town limits. Firefighters and their equipment were on the scene within five minutes.

Smoke was pouring from windows near the roof of the building, but there were no visible flames. As of Tuesday, fire officials could not say what caused the fire which appeared to have started in the attic.

The nursery is owned by Phyllis and Butch Binford and has been a part of the community for several decades. It sustained significant damage from the smoke and water and is expected to remain closed for an unknown amount of time.

No one was injured, and according to a local resident, firefighters were seen removing plants from the front of the building, out of harm’s way as they were simultaneously fighting the fire.

Members of the South Hill Fire Department thanked firefighters from La Crosse and Buckhorn Volunteer Fire departments, Southside Rescue Squad and the Town of South Hill Police Department for their assistance.

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