GOBLES (WKZO)- It’s the kind of disaster in a small town that will always be remembered by the locals as a milepost in its history. The kind of fire that can change a town’s trajectory. They believe the fire started in Jan’s Trailside Café, and spread to Jan’s Oasis and the C.C.C. Bait & Tackle shop, flattening all three and the historic, irreplaceable buildings in the Van Buren County Community that housed them
.The night will be long remembered because most of the town came out to watch it burn.
There were no injuries, just alot of broken hearts as a good part of the picturesque downtown burned to the ground.
They will be looking for the cause this weekend . Multiple fire departments responded, spending hours putting water on the flames, but they could not stop it from spreading to the two adjacent buildings.
Other buildings will also be assessed to determine if they suffered smoke and water damage.