Commercial Fire Destroys Commercial Buildings in Snyder

December 30, 2011 Updated Dec 30, 2011 at 2:28 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

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December 30, 2011 Updated Dec 30, 2011 at 2:28 PM EDT

Snyder, NY (WKBW) - Firefighters responded to a commercial fire that broke out around 8 p.m. Wednesday on Main Street in Snyder. Investigators say the blaze originated inside the 'Initially Yours' gift boutique. Even though the fire was mostly confined to the gift shop, the building houses other retails stores and Thursday many owners were trying to pick up the pieces and start over after their stores received heavy smoke damage.

"It was devastating. I've worked so hard for 7 years on this business that I love and this is a second home to me. It devastated me," said Linda Maslona, Owner of Have Ewe Any Wool.

No one was seriously hurt during the fire, but a Snyder Firefighter received minor injuries while tackling the blaze. Damage is pegged at $1,000,000 to the structure and its contents. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The business owners hope they can rebuild and be bigger and better than ever.