Local business in Corfu barn destroyed in early morning fire
A business simply called The Farm, that featured antiques and locally handcrafted items, was destroyed this morning when a fire broke out inside.
The cause hasn't been determined but an early guess, officials said, is that the fire started in a chicken coop area were heat lamps were used.
Owner Renee Franclemont lives in the house next door and a deputy had to stop her from going inside once the fire was already well involved because she wanted to save the business's financial records.
The alarm for Corfu fire was sounded about 5:45 a.m.
Chief Dean Eck said when he arrived on scene there was still only light flame from one end and one window, but the black smoke was heavy. The fire spread fast inside the old 19th Century-era barn.
Mutual aid departments included East Pembroke, Pembroke, Indian Falls, City of Batavia, Alabama, Darien and Alden.
OMG how sad is this. This was an amazing place to shop. God please bless the family of this fine establishment
What a shame . I hope they're well insured .
Terrible situation. Great owner. Glad no one injured. Wonderful business.