Fire destroys Turtle Creek Flea Market


A firefighter is injured while fighting the fire at the Turtle Creek Flea Market.  The fire chief on the scene says the injuries are not life threatening and news crews saw the firefighter being loaded in an ambulance and driven away.

The fire is still being fought in the southwest corner of the building.  It is estimated that 40% of the building is damaged by the fire.  The rest of the building is expected to have smoke and water damage.

The flea market was closed Thursday.  There were people working inside and fire fighters will talk with them during the investigation.

They still have no cause for the fire.

The flea market should be open this weekend, according to the property owner

Previous: Firefighters have contained the fire to the southwest corner of the building and appear to be concentrating their efforts there.

There are 400 booth locations inside the Flea Market with an additional 500 outside.

Original Story: A major fire has been reported at the Turtle Creek Flea Market.

Flames broke out around 3 p.m. at the market, which is located off of Interstate 75 on North Garver Road, near Trader's World.

A witness says there are about 20 fire trucks on the scene and the main building appears to be heavily damaged.

Traffic is also slow in the area, as people are slowing down on the Interstate to take a look.

There is no word on injuries or a cause.

FOX19 has a crew on the way and will provide updates as they become available.