Upon arrival, firefighters were met with heavy flames and smoke. Mutual aid was called in from the Hayti and Senath Fire Departments, who brought tanker trucks, as well as the Caruthersville Fire Department, who manned the local fire stations so Kennett crews could work the scene.
A total of four tankers were used to extinguish the fire, as there was no fire hydrants in the vicinity.
Fire officials said they are not sure of the value of the loss, however, they estimate that it is more than $1 million.
Due to the fire occurring at a business and resulting in a high volume loss, the state fire marshal has been called in to assist with the investigation. The cause of the fire is currently undetermined.