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Fort Valley Business Rebuilds After Fire
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A Fort Valley business continues to rebuild after a fire destroyed the building on Monday. 

Hilton Smith, owner of HLS Cabinets on South Camellia Boulevard, said it's hard to believe that the business that he built is gone. 

"It just started off as a normal Monday, starting out the week making our plans for the week," said Smith. " And all of a sudden we heard a noise that's not normal so I knew something was wrong immediate."

Smith said what makes it easier has been the outpouring of community support. Himes Sanitation came the day of the fire after firefighters cleared the building to start help removing debris from the building. 

Kay Center donated one of their spaces to HLS until they figure out the next steps after the fire. 

Peach County Chamber of Commerce has spearheaded this effort to get HLS Cabinet. 

 "One is that this is a very caring county and city and we're coming off several years of a very rough economy and businesses are just having to help each other out through this so we wanted to spearhead this effort to help restore HLS and get them back in business," said Thomas Morrill, Chairman of Board of Directors of Peach County Chamber. 

Public Safety Director, Lawrence Spurgeon, said the cause of the fire is still undetermined because of the damage. 

If you want to help HLS Cabinets get on their feet contact Peach County Chamber of Commerce at 478-825-4002. 

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