The Glades County Sherriff’s Office Dispatch was notified on October 21, 2016 at approximately 8:00 am that flames could be seen from the second story window of the Palmdale Cracker Store.
Moore Haven Central District was paged out and arrived on scene soon after. It was discovered that the second floor of the building was fully engulfed.
EMS Station 3, Tanker 20, Buckhead Ridge Fire Department, Lake Port Fire Deparmtment, and Ortona Fire Department assisted. Mutual Aid was called with Clewiston Fire Department, LaBelle Fire Department, Felda Fire Department and Lake Placid Fire Department.
Emergency Management was on scene to assist with responder relief and called in the American Red Cross to assist with a displaced tenant. The State Fire Marshall arrived on scene that afternoon but an official cause of the fire is still undetermined.
No one was injured during the incident. The structure has been deemed a complete loss.