MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A community is reeling Tuesday after a fire tore through what many consider the most popular store in the city of Marion.
South Main street was blocked off to traffic for several hours while crews fought the fire that completely destroyed the IGA.
Trey Cooper, Chief of the City of Marion Fire Department, says the police department responded to a burglary alarm at the store just after 3:30 a.m. When officers arrived, they found the fire through the IGA's roof.
Minutes later when the fire department arrived, the flames were shooting out of the building.