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to follow breaking news.. out of florence.. viewer video captures flames destroying sand dunes frontier. this is an atv business on highway 101 just south of florence. + + thanks for joining us for kezi 9 news midday. i'm sean cuellar. we're gathering lat?breaking developments on a devastating fire this morning in florence. flames destroyed one of the buildings at "sand dunes frontier." that's on highway 101, a couple miles south of the siuslaw bridge. kezi nine news reporter jillian smukler was the first reporter on scene this morning. she joins us live now again from where the destroyed building once stood. jillian, this business has been there for years. i'm here at the sand dunes frontier where a fire broke out early this morning. fire crews responded at about 5:12 am and there were about 30 people on scene helping out. this structure has two buildings... one was a complete lost as you can probably see but fire crews were able to save part of the second one. i just learned the part that was saved has actually been here since 1959. as you can see the fire is out and fire crews have left the scene. the fire chief told m?they had to use an aggressive approach to get this fire out and that there were two big challenges they were faced with: chief,"we rely heavily on volunteers so getting a timely response and water supply it's a non hydrated part of the district." fire crews tell me that no one was in the building during the fire or injured. the cause of the fire is currently under investigation. i was told we won't know the financial damage until the investigation is complete, for now the building is blocked off. we will continue to bring you the latest. live in florence, jillian smukler kezi 9 news.