History in Lake Charles has come to an abrupt halt for consumers of the friendly family-oriented Cormie's Grocery. This in part is due to a massive fire to the neighborhood store in the early hours of the morning.

The Lake Charles Fire Department responded to an overnight fire that destroyed Cormie's Grocery on Big Lake Road.Authorities were called out to the scene around 2 a.m. Friday. When they arrived, the building was reportedly fully engulfed by flames. Smoke from the fire could be seen from I-210 and residents reported smelling smoke as far away as Sulphur.T.A. Jones, Lake Charles Chief of Fire Prevention, told 7News the inside of the grocery store was scorched and the gas pump awning was singed. He added no injuries were reported and the incident is still under investigation

via Cormie's Grocery destroyed by fire - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana.


Our prayers go out to the owners and their staff, hoping that we will one day soon see the return of a part of Lake Charles history.