Gun shop bursts into flames causing ammo to ignite

lewisburg gun shop fire
A gun shop on US 40 in Lewisburg, Ohio caught fire and burned, Aug. 29, 2014. (WDTN Photo/Rob Sneed)

LEWISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – Fire fighters battled a large fire at a local gun shop Friday afternoon. The fire started off of US 40 in Lewisburg around 1 p.m.

Investigators told 2 NEWS the owner of the shop was mowing the grass when he smelled smoke.

He went to the front entrance, opened the door and saw flames.

When fire fighters arrived they said they could hear the ammunition going off, but said there was not any serious threat.

The local fire department had to dispatch extra help from other agencies, and they managed to quickly put the fire out.

No one was hurt in the fire, but authorities said there about $200,000 worth of damage.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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