New Year's Day fire destroys vacant building in Beaumont

Fire on Avenue C
Fire on Ave. C

Beaumont firefighters battled a blaze at the former location of Koch's Flower Shop in the 2200 block of Avenue C on Jan. 1, Beaumont Fire and Rescue reports.

At approximately 1:20 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire at 2270 Avenue C where they found the vacant building heavily involved by fire. It took approximately an hour to get the fire under control, Fire/Rescue stated. The building was completely destroyed, but there were no injuries.

Callers reporting the fire also reported seeing juveniles run from the building, and there was evidence of fireworks near the structure, according to investigators.