Fire destroyed a large building at Wayside Garden Center in Macedon, around 1:30 a.m on Tuesday. A second building was also badly damaged and a hazmat situation was declared because of pesticides located in the vicinity.
Wayside’s owner, Leo Sorbella, said the main retail part of the business remains open, and was not affected by the incident.
The fire mainly impacted storage and maintenance equipment, as well as electrical connections that feed power to the greenhouses. He added most of their spring crops appear to be unaffected.
The fire is under investigation, though police and the center’s owner don’t believe there was any foul play.