Graceville Mall Fire

It's being called the worst fire in Graceville’s history.

Saturday the Dollar General strip mall was destroyed by a blaze.

Florida Fire Marshals are in Graceville trying to determine the exact cause of the weekend fire.

Officials believe the cause is electrical, but the damage was so bad it's taking a long time to say for sure.

Estimates say it is a 5-million dollars loss to the community.

The Dollar General and the Bingo Hall were occupied, but everyone safely escaped.

However, there are about 20 workers in Graceville that are now without a job.

The last large structural fire in the city was at the Graceville First Methodist Church about 10 years ago.

Graceville city officials say the water supply held up surprisingly well during the massive firefighting effort.