OULTON, AL (WAFF) – One business was destroyed and two others heavily damaged in a fire Thursday morning.
The owner of Suzette Michelle Boutique said she smelled smoke in the back of her shop around 7 a.m. and went to check it out. She saw smoke, grabbed her 7-year-old daughter and got out of the store.
Four fire departments responded to the scene on Highway 157 within minutes and knocked the fire down in about an hour.
A church and cash-checking store in the same building were heavily damaged by smoke and fire. The boutique was destroyed.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. The owner of the store said she believes the fire started in her shop, but they’re waiting on official confirmation from fire investigators.
No one was injured in the fire.