Saturday, April 28, 2012
Breaking News: E & L Food Mart Burning - Will Be Demolished by Day's End
Photos and blog post by Nomi Passenger
Some time this morning the hood store known as E & L Food Mart started burning. Located on the corner of Emerson and Lowry Avenues North, the store is known for loitering, open air drug dealing and just general thugginess.
The photos above show the devastation of the fire, the effort by the MFD to put the flames out from above and a handful of Kamish Demolition workers waiting to do their thing. They estimate they'll have it knocked down by this evening and were just waiting on the gas utilities to be disconnected.
The entire intersection area of Lowry and Emerson is blocked off and is a flurry of activity of firefighters, demolition workers, Center Point Energy workers and City of Minneapolis and Inspection department workers. Oh, and Police officers.
No info yet on what started the fire or if there is any suspicious circumstances, but other media outlets are reporting on some firefighters who barely escaped before a collapse.
God Bless the MFD and thank God that firefighter is okay.
And thank God this crappy hood store is gone, gone gone. It's a good day in Nomi.
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