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Decatur firefighters extinguish a fire at Krekel’s Custard on U.S. 36 near Nelson Park Friday afternoon. No one was injured.

Our Facebook live video of Friday's fire at Krekel's Kustard on U.S. 36 near Nelson Park was one of the most-viewed, most-shared and most-commented upon posts ever.

Here are selected unedited comments from the video post. The post is available at:

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Robin Coleman

Dear Lord please Salvage this iconic landmark of Decatur. Childhood memories for so many of us that have lasted a lifetime. The dedicated family to stay in business all this time. Please help them dear Lord!

Robert Johnson

Yelling, nooooooo all the way from Alexandria Virginia. We can't wait to pick up some CTB'S every time we come to our ol hometown, I hope they are open in August.

Monya Born Mohn

I grew up with building being Dairy Maid before becoming Kreckles. First I hope everyone Is okay . But I do hope they can rebuild the burnt areas. I'd just hate to see such an icon go completely away.

Pattie Allen Ketterer

Thank goodness it isn't the only Krekels there but seeing an original go and all those memories is truly heartbreaking! Sad day for all of us!

Cathy Crang Clark

So sad but glad everyone is safe. Thank you fire fighters !

Susie Bridges Schlenz

No no no!!! My grandmas house in on the corner from this Krekels....many many childhood memories happened her

Liz Hamilton

This is so sad. I have so many memories there with the chicken car. One of the few reasons I still come back to Decatur

Sammyann Robbins

Holy cow. Or chicken. Hope it wasn't destroyed. My hometown has lost too many landmarks already.

Will Grider

Noooooo from Orlando, Florida! I hope everyone is alright!

Charles Danyus

Shouldn't have to go through life without a Krekels.

Connie Baker

Probably have the whole town there to help put it out.

Amy Jean Shackelford

Omg! No from Bonney Lake Washington!

Sheri Jeffers

Don't hate me but I don't know what krekels is!

Ashley Edwards

Nooooooooo from Omaha, Texas

Guy Allen

Good thing the Chicken car is safe


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