[UPDATE] Tallahassee Fire Destroys Business and Several Acres

By: Eyewitness News, Julie Montanaro Email
By: Eyewitness News, Julie Montanaro Email

UPDATED 3.17.2011 by Julie Montanaro

A Tallahassee Fire Department Spokesman says a fire that destroyed Big Bend House Movers on Aenon Church Road Wednesday evening was caused by cinders from welding work.

TFD Spokesman Travis Oaks says grass beneath a trailer caught fire earlier in the day, but employees were able to put that fire out.

We have not been able to reach Big Bend House Movers for comment today.
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UPDATE 3-16

A late afternoon fire destroys a business warehouse and several acres of land in Leon County.

Smoke clouds were still billowing through the woods when our cameras arrived.

Tallahassee firefighters say the blaze engulfed the Big Bend House Movers facilities on 2002 Aenon Church Road out Highway 20 in Leon County.

The business owners told firefighters they had a small brush fire earlier in the day that they put out, but when they returned home hours later, the blaze had already consumed the buildings.

Officials say there are no reported injuries. Several agencies from surroundings counties helped respond to the fire.

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Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee firefighters say they now have a blaze that engulfed an area business and wooded area under control.

It happened at 2002 Aenon Church Road out Highway 20 in Leon County.
Fire officials say a warehouse at Big Bend House Movers and surrounding woods all caught fire.

They got the call around 5;00 pm Wednesday evening.

Firefighters say the blaze appears to have started from a grass fire. We have a crew on scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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