More than a month after an electrical fire filled the Buckhannon Kroger with smoke, the grocery store remains closed, although the company hopes to announce a reopening date soon.
“Our team is committed to reopening our store in Buckhannon as soon as possible,” Kroger spokesperson Melissa Eads told My Buckhannon in a brief statement Tuesday. “We are still working through the repair process and hope to announce a grand reopening date soon.”
The fire on May 5 originated at an electrical panel and generator inside the store in an employee-only area roughly behind the deli. No one was injured and the fire was quickly contained.
The incident occurred at 6 a.m., an hour before the store was set to open to customers.
“All the fire damage was contained to that area (the employee-only area behind the deli), but there was smoke throughout the store,” the Buckhannon Fire Department said at the time.
Kroger did not say if they are making any changes to the store as part of the repair and reopening process.