SANDUSKY - A fire early this morning caused about $1 million in damage at Corso's Flower & Garden Center, located south of Sandusky on U.S. 250.
Scene commander Dan Yost of the Perkins Township Fire Department said firefighters got the call at 5:55 a.m. today. "It took us 2 minutes to get there, if that," Yost said.
Between 40 to 45 total firefighters responded. The first responders included four Margaretta Township firefighters, eight from Perkins along with two trucks, six from Sandusky with two trucks, four from Huron with four ladder trucks.
No cause for the fire has been determined. A state fire marshal's investigator was at the scene.
"Nothing is suspected, but everything is under investigation at this point," Yost said.
The fire started in a potting building, which was destroyed, and then spread to a soil building and greenhouse on either side. Those two structures also were also destroyed.
"Everything burned down (on) itself," Yost said.
No injuries were reported.
Firefighters continued to take care of hots spots since 7 a.m.
Traffic became congested near the Meijer store. As far south as Huron-Avery Road, there was a sign warning motorists coming from Milan of heavy traffic and that U.S. 250 was closed ahead. The thoroughfare was open as of about 9:45 a.m. this morning.