Fire destroys Palmdale store


PALMDALE — Glades County Sherriff’s Office Dispatch was notified on Oct. 21 at approximately 8 a.m. that flames could be seen from the second story window of the Palmdale Cracker Store. Moore Haven Central District was paged out and arrived on the scene soon after. It was discovered that the second floor of the building was fully engulfed.

EMS Station 3, Buckhead Ridge Fire Department and Ortona Fire Department assisted. Mutual Aid was called with Clewiston Fire Department, LaBelle Fire Department, Felda Fire Department and Lake Placid Fire Department. Emergency Management was on scene to assist with responder relief and called in the American Red Cross to assist with a displaced tenant. The State Fire Marshall will be investigating how the fire started. The flames were contained by 2 p.m. The structure was a complete loss.

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