Thursday Fire Destroyed Benny’s

Firefighters from multiple jurisdictions joined Trion Fire Department and Hays State Prison Fire Department on Thursday morning after a fire broke out at Benny’s Convenience Store on Highway 27 in Trion.

The fire was reported before 7 AM and appears to have started in the back of the store.  The store operated a full-service deli that was open from 5 AM until evening hours, serving breakfast, lunch and supper.  The exact cause of the fire has not been released at this time.

Highway 27 was closed for over five hours due to the amount of fire equipment in the area.  Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader said that fire hoses were stretched across the highway while firefighters battled the blaze.  Out-of-town traffic, including transfer trucks, was rerouted to Highway 337.  The road reopened shortly before 2 PM on Thursday afternoon.

In addition to area fire departments, local law enforcement was on hand along with Redmond EMS and the Georgia State Patrol.

No injuries have been reported in connection with the fire.