An early Sunday-morning fire burned Lloyd Clarke Sports on NW 13th Street.
According to a Gainesville Fire Rescue (GFR) release, firefighters responded at 3:31 a.m. to a commercial building fire at 1504 NW 13th Street.
Multiple GFR units fought the blaze as Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officers assisted with traffic. The fire forced a road closure on NW 13th Street south of NW 16th Avenue.
The first GFR unit arriving on scene reported a heavy fire along with explosions coming from within the building.
According to GFR District Chief Sean Campbell, “crews had water on the seat of the fire within nine minutes” and the quick actions stopped the fire from spreading to adjacent businesses.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.