newsgarden center suffers significant damage from fire thursday night

Augusta County: Garden Center suffers ‘significant damage’ from fire Thursday night

JMD Farm Market fire
Photo courtesy JMD Farm Market & Garden Center Facebook page

JMD Farm Market & Garden Center in Staunton suffered “significant damage” after a fire at the facility Thursday night.

For now, the Niswander Road business is closed while they work to get back up and running and while they work on power and organization. They expect the closure likely to last into the coming week.

“Although we are thankful that no one was seriously injured, and that our retail/garden center was undamaged, other wholesale sections succumbed to major infrastructure and plant damage,” a Facebook post from yesterday morning said.

“We are doing our best to move plants and shore up walls in an attempt to keep the space warm and in an effort to save what we can.”

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.