The Berea Fire Department deployed its new ladder truck Monday to douse a fire at Gallery 123 in Artisan Village. The fire was discovered after 5 pm. Damage appeared to be significant, though there were no injuries. Firefighters of the Berea Fire and Rescue Squad also battled the blaze.
The building was home to the Arts Acelerator Program – a fellowship of five artisans sponsored by Berea Tourism. When asked how the disaster would impact the program, Tourism Director Kerri Lee Hensley replied, “We’ll survive.”
Article by Andy McDonald