Two greenhouses at Corso’s Flower and Garden Center were destroyed by a raging fire Thursday morning.
Firefighters from Perkins, Sandusky, Huron and Margaretta battled the early morning blaze.
U.S. 250 in Perkins Township was closed for four hours, reopening at 10:30 a.m. Police had blocked off northbound and southbound traffic north of Corso’s to the intersection at Strub Road, which led to traffic jams for many on their way to Cedar Point.
Perkins assistant fire Chief Bill Hodges said that the fire started at 5:58 a.m.
Smoke continued to pour from the roof of the greenhouse as small flames flickered along the edge of the building until after 7:30 a.m.
At about 8 a.m., Hodges said that the fire was under control and contained to the main storage house.
Two Corso’s employees said that the structures were the storage and soil buildings but had no idea how the fire started.
Plumes of smoke from the fire could be seen from as far as downtown Sandusky, and could be viewed on our RegisterCam.
Read more in Friday's Register.