Just after midnight Thursday, a fire destroyed one of the oldest businesses in Enterprise.
When firefighters got to the scene at Boyd’s Marine, flames were shooting more than 15-feet into the air.
Shortly after being reported, Enterprise firefighters took on the three-alarm blaze and city residents more than a mile away could see the flames shooting into the night sky.
During the great depression in 1933, Leon Boyd opened Boyd’s Marine. It’s been in the family ever since. Julian Boyd is the owner's grandson watching seventy-years of work up in smoke, a horrible experience:
Fire officials believe the blaze started in the front of the building along the Geneva Highway. By acting quickly, crews were able to save hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of boats from behind the business, but everything inside was destroyed:
The family also operates Meadowlawn Cemetery in Enterprise, those records were inside the building.
It took fire crews several hours to totally put out the blaze. The Enterprise Fire Marshall’s office is still investigating the cause of the fire.