Fire damages Clark County corner market

Published: Nov. 1, 2017 at 7:21 AM EDT
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A corner store in Clark County is badly damaged following an overnight fire.

The fire started around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at Goff's Corner Market on Kentucky 15.

Firefighters say the building was too far gone when they arrived to save any of it.

Margaret Chenault bought Goff's Market four years ago.

She told WKYT she knows what a staple it is to the community, and that's why it's so difficult to see it destroyed.

Firefighter's say the fire first sparked in the center of the building.

That's where Chenault says their kitchen was. No one was inside at the time.

"I know it's very sad for the people around here because this is a landmark. It's been here since before the Parkway," Chenault said.

"It's a real popular spot amongst the locals. It was just too far gone when we arrived," Captain Steve Asbury, of the Clark County Fire Department said.

A fire marshal is investigating the scene. Firefighters are waiting for his full report before determining the cause.

Chenault says she is now waiting for the insurance company to inspect the scene. She says she'll let her children, who also co-own the property decide whether to rebuild.