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ATF investigating Krispy Kreme fire in College Station

College Station fire crews battled an early morning blaze at Krispy Kreme
Posted at 7:36 AM, May 13, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-15 19:51:28-04

UPDATE

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is now investigating the Monday morning fire, along with College Station firefighters.

"With the help of 25 ATF agents, CSFD’s four fire marshals can process the scene for evidence, interview witnesses, and review security camera footage," reads a release from the ATF.

Officials says this is an ongoing investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY

An early morning fire broke out Monday at a Krispy Kreme in College Station. Authorities closed roads as crews worked to contain the fire.

According to the College Station Fire Department, an employee at Gumby's Pizza heard an explosion outside to find a nearby Krispy Kreme on fire.

Fire crews said the structure was already compromised upon their arrival.

Around 2:30 a.m., CSFD called for additional resources to fight the fire.

Volunteers from Brazos County fire departments helped staff CSFD's stations to protect the rest of the city as CSFD fought the fire at Krispy Kreme.

Fire Marshals are working to determine a cause.

No employees were working at the store during the fire. No injuries were reported.

BROADCAST TRANSCRIPT:

Developing news overnight.

A breakfast favorite, up in flames, in College Station.

You're looking at video of the "Kripsy Kreme" off of Harvey Road on fire.

Crews working to get the blaze under control around 3 a.m. this morning.

Some roads in the area were shut down as the fire burned.

We checked Facebook and some residents claiming they heard a loud explosion before the donut shop went up into flames.

As of this morning there is no confirmation on what started the fire and no word on any injuries.