Fire at Kroger closes store until Friday morning

Bowling Green Fire Division works to put out fire in Kroger

By JAN LARSON McLAUGHLIN

BG Independent News

The Kroger store in Bowling Green will be closed overnight after a fire started in the expanded area of the store.

The small fire on the roof of the grocery store on North Main Street in Bowling Green this evening led to the store being evacuated.

Bowling Green Fire Chief Tom Sanderson said it appeared the fire may have been started by welding in the area. The portion of the store affected is on the northeast corner of the building, in an area that it still incomplete and not open to the public. There was no danger to those in the store, the chief said. But to be safe, the store was evacuated.

The fire call came in at 5:50 p.m. Two fire engines, the ladder truck and 11 firefighters responded to the scene.

The fire was being fought by firefighters inside spraying water and firefighters outside pulling off the roofing material.

A person answering the phone in Kroger around 8 p.m. said the store would be closed overnight until 6 a.m. on Friday. No additional information was available.

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