Fire destroys San Juan grocery

Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of alcohol went up in flames this morning as an early morning fire gutted a supermarket and liquor store in San Juan.

The fire broke out around 1.30 Monday morning.

Neighbours say they heard a loud explosion before they noticed the establishment on Pritzgar Road was on fire.

They attempted a bucket brigade to out the flames but their attempts to save the building proved futile.