Video: Fire ravages Catonsville florist


IS THEY REMODELED A FEW MONTHS AGO.>>IT IS DEVASTATING, I MEAN, IMMEDIATE THOUGHT WAS, IS THERE ANYBODY IN THE BUILDING? THERE WASN’T, THANKFULLY. KIM: ALLISON GLASCOCK WOKE UP MONDAY TO THE NEWS THAT HER CATONSVILLE FLOWER SHOP WAS ON FIRE, WITH JUST A WEEK TO GO UNTIL ONE OF THEIR BIGGEST HOLIDAYS OF THE YEAR, VALENTINE’S DAY.>>WE HAVE GOT A PRETT EXTENSIVE AMOUNT OF ORDERS ALREADY, PEOPLE CALL IN FOR LAST MINUTE ALL THE TIME AS WELL, SO WE FULLY EXPECT THIS WEEK TO BE A BIG HIT ON US JUST BECAUSE OUR PHONE LINES ARE CURRENTLY DOWN. WE HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE TO FORWARD THOSE YET OR ANYTHING. KIM: IN ADDITION, GLASCOCK SAYS ALL THE MERCHANDISE INSIDE, TEDDY BEARS, CARDS, CHOCOLATE, IS A TOTAL LOS SHE SAYS THE STRUCTURE OF THE BUILDING LOOKS OK, BUT THERE’S EXTENSIVE SMOKE, SOOT, AND WATER DAMAGE INSIDE.>>COMPANIES ARRIVED TO FIND A BASEMENT FIRE EXTENDING INTO THE UPPER WALL NO INJURIES, THE FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. KIM THEY’RE HOPING TO GET THEIR : PHONES FORWARDED AND FIND A TEMPORARY LOCATION AS A WORKSPACE AND STOREFRONT, AND BE BACK UP AND RUNNING IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS, IN THE MEANTIME CUSTOMERS CAN STILL PLACE ORDERS OVER THE PHONE OR ONLINE, AND IF YOU’VE ALREADY PLACED AN ORDER DON’T WORRY, THE FRESH FLOWERS FOR VALENTINE’S BOUQUETS HAVEN’T EVEN BEEN DELIVERED YET.>>WE WOULDN’T HAVE GOTTEN THOSE SHIPPED TO US TILL ABOUT FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY SO THANKFULLY OUR WHOLESALERS HAVE BEEN UNDERSTANDING AND THEY’VE HELD OUR ORDERS AND AS SOON AS WE HAVE A TEMPORARY LOCATION WE WILL FULLY STOCK THAT TO BE ABLE TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING ON VALENTINE’S DAY. KIM AFTER THE HOLIDAY RUSH, THEY : WILL RE-GROUP AND FIGURE OUT A PLAN TO GET THEM THROUGH UNTIL THE HISTORIC BUILDING ALONG FREDERICK ROAD THAT HOUSES BLUE IRIS FLOWERS IS REPAIRED>>WE DO HOPE TO BE ABLE TO STAY AT THIS LOCATION. THE LAST THING I WANT TO DO I HAVE TO MOVE. CATONSVILLE HAS BEEN FANTASTIC. KIM: FIRE OFFICIALS HAVE NOT DETERMINED THE CAUSE BUT SAYS IT DOES NOT LOOK SUSPICIOUS.

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