Historical buildings lost to fire in downtown Seminole

SEMINOLE, Okla. – One day after fire destroyed two businesses in Seminole, residents are getting a better look at the damage.

"We got the call about 3:56 this morning of heavy smoke coming from a structure located on Main Street. Upon arrival, we did see heavy smoke,” Seminole Fire Chief Bryant Baker told NewsChannel 4 on Sunday. 

Firefighters battled the blaze for several hours before getting it under control.

On Monday, the remains of five buildings was still smoking as residents stopped by to see what was left of the historical area.

"It's a historical building that has been lost for the town of Seminole," said Vashawnda Carter.

"You're probably looking at buildings that are 80 to 100 years old, a lot of history there,” Baker said.

Part of the buildings was used for storage by a locally owned furniture store.

The downtown drug store was also destroyed, leaving the community heartbroken.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.