Pharmacy Fire In Beatrice Under Investigation

A fire in Beatrice early Sunday morning, around 1:30 a.m. destroyed a garage and storage facility at 120 N. Ninth, adjacent to Deines Pharmacy. Two vehicles, and business items valued at $200,000, along with the building value of $60,000 were destroyed in the blaze, which apparently stated in a dumpster next to the building. The fire may have been started by a passerby. Several area residences were evacuated as a precautionary measure, and a nearby vehicle and garage sustained some damage. The incident remains under investigation.