When crews arrived at the scene late Thursday night, they saw flames coming from the north end of the Premier Cabinet shop building off Main Street in Smithfield.
Chief Brian Potts from Smithfield Fire says it was a two-alarm fire so crews from Logan, North Logan, Newton, Trenton, Richmond, Clarkson and Lewiston were also on the scene.
“Also, we had exposure to an apartment complex just to the south,” Potts said. “So our initial tact was to protect that apartment complex and the south side of the commercial building.”
The nearby apartments were evacuated damaging some doors and windows. Residents were allowed to return to their homes after the damage was boarded up.
Owner of the shop Ryan Coats says the damage seems extensive.
“I kind of don’t know what to think; a little bit in shock,” Coats said. “We just got the call and ran down and it looks like everything is gone.”
Coats says his business does have insurance that they will be working through during the next few days. Premier Cabinets, which has been around for about 20 years, employees 12 people in a nearly 7,000 square-foot shop.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.