Fire leaves Sandstone Gardens with heavy damage

State fire marshal investigating cause

A state fire marshal is investigating a three-alarm fire at Sandstone Gardens, an architectural landmark business near Loma Linda, Missouri.

Around 2 a.m. Sunday morning, the Reddings Mill Fire Department responded to a smoke alarm report, finding the building engulfed in flames.

Reddings Mill requested help from surrounding agencies, including Seneca, Quapaw, Galena and Joplin Fire Departments, along with Joplin police, MODOT and the Newton County Ambulance District.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still being determined.

Reddings Mill officials say the building is most likely a total loss.

Sandstone Gardens is known for its landscape items, home decor and a restaurant.

In a post shared on social media, Sandstone Gardens said:

“To all of our family and friends, thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. Everyone is safe and sound. We will have to temporarily close for now. We will have more information about the store and orders for our customers soon. Please give us just a little time to process this tragedy. Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. We are so thankful for you all.”

Sandstone Gardens is located at 2826 Douglas Fir Rd.

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