WELLSTON, MI – The Manistee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a structure fire that destroyed the Dublin General Store, located at 18372 Hoxeyville Road, in Norman Township, on Saturday August 31st, 2019.
A witness called Central Dispatch at 2:57AM to report the structure was fully engulfed with fire coming from all sides.
Deputies have been on scene all day investigating the incident. They are currently reviewing video surveillance, canvassing neighborhoods, conducting interviews and working closely with the fire investigator from the Michigan State Police to determine the exact cause of the blaze.
The Dublin General Store was established in 1935. Until fire destroyed it today, it was a full grocery and hardware store. The structure was estimated to be at least 85 years old when it went up in flames.
On their Facebook page the owners posted the following:
We are so sad to inform all of our loyal, loving customers, that early this morning our store caught fire. We are all currently at a loss for words.
We apologize to all of our long distance customers who may have been traveling to us for the big holiday weekend.
We will share more details when available.
If anyone has any information pertaining to this case, the are asked to please call Manistee Central Dispatch at 723-6241.
No further information is available at this time.
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