Fire in Former Benton IGA Building Under Investigation

Benton – A fire that badly damage an abandoned grocery store in Benton is under investigation. According to a report from Franklin County Dispatchers, fire crews were called to the old IGA building in Benton at around 1:30 yesterday morning to a fire in progress. Crews battled the fire for nearly five hours before getting in under control. No injuries are being reported. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined but is under investigation by the state Fire Marshall.