Fire closes an Augusta Food Lion on the day before Thanksgiving
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - An apparent transformer fire on Wednesday shut down a busy Food Lion store on one of the biggest grocery-shopping days of the year – the day before Thanksgiving.
After the smoke cleared, angry and confused customers were being turned away at the door, which displayed a sign saying the store was temporarily closed.
Employees said the store would be closed for the rest of the day and until the power comes back on.
Behind the store, a metal electrical transformer vault stood open and smoke-damaged.
The fire was first reported at 10:11 a.m. at 2115 Windsor Spring Road, where black smoke could be seen billowing into the air from the Colony Plaza shopping center behind Applebee’s that also houses Planet Fitness, a call center and other businesses.
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