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Fire Destroys Greenville Landmark

Posted December 27, 2003 1:54 a.m. EST

— An early-morning fire destroyed a famous landmark in Greenville.

According to the fire department, a police officer was on patrol about 2 a.m. Wednesday and spotted what he thought was fog. It turned out to be heavy smoke from the fire at the Weeks Seed Company building.

The fire had been burning for an hour when the first crew of firefighters arrived and saw flames going through the roof.

Because of the severity of the damage, firefighters let the fire gut and collapse the 20,000-square foot building. No one was inside, and no one was hurt.

Weeks Seed Co. sells garden items and utensils, flowers and seeds. Air tanks, raw seeds, forklifts, weed killer and other yard poisons were believed to be in the building.

The cause of the fire was unknown Wednesday.