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St. Landry Parish Grocery Store Destroyed By Fire Early Thursday Morning

Weston’s Grocery Store in Lewisburg was destroyed by fire in the early morning hours of Thursday morning, September 15th, according to information shared by KLFY, TV 10 in Lafayette.

The store was the primary place for buying food and household items in the rural area of the parish, and many depended on it for their local shopping.  For people in the small Lewisburg community, it was a nice place to go to get a cold drink or even some fresh sausage. It was also a place where travelers going between Opelousas and Church Point could stop for gas and other items.

According to Fire Chief Larry Primeaux, the department got a phone call at 3:00 AM Thursday morning saying a grocery store in Lewisburg was on fire. The fire department immediately responded. However, when firefighters arrived on the scene, they realized the building was entirely consumed by fire. The Chief said the building was a total loss, and there is still no idea what caused the fire.

The fire happened just one month after a truck crashed through the doorway of the building while trying to steal the ATM machine located in the store. The store owner had just completed repairs on the building when the fire happened.

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal is currently investigating the Weston Grocery Store fire.