B&C blaze lights up sky | TheUnion.com

B&C blaze lights up sky

A fire that broke out on the roof of the B&C True Value Home and Garden Center Friday night was quickly doused by firemen, but not before attracting a crowd of onlookers in the Brunswick Basin.

A caller reported flames shooting up from building’s roof closest to the Nevada City Highway at 10:05 p.m. Firefighters found a 5-by-5-foot area of the roof aflame, but put it out by 10:20.

The store, at 121032 Nevada City Highway, was closed at the time.

The flames could be seen blocks away, and the crowd that gathered included the owners, who anxiously watched as firefighters from Nevada City, Grass Valley, Nevada County Consolidated and the California Department of Forestry responded to the call.

Fire authorities said they did not believe there was fire damage to the inside of the store. However, the cause of the blaze probably will not be known until investigators get a look on Monday.

The store, in the Fowler Center, began as Builders and Consumers Lumber Co. in 1940, dealing primarily with lumber and building materials. Over the years, it has expanded into a full-service home and garden store.

Owners are Tom and Kim Janousek, Greg Fowler and Gary Fowler.

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