Lucid Ink receives ‘significant damage’ in early morning fire

A Franklin building that housed a small business and apartments sustained “significant damage” today following an early morning fire.

Franklin Fire Chief Dan Stitzel said firefighters were called at 6:11 a.m. for the building fire and were on the scene for several hours putting out hot spots in the walls and attic space in the two-story building located at 67 Millard Drive. He said the building contained the Lucid Ink tattoo/body piercing store on the first floor and two apartments on the second floor.

Stitzel said everyone was able to get out of their apartments safely and the only injury was to a firefighter who received a burn on his hand and was treated by EMS at the scene.

According to Lucid Ink’s Facebook page, the business would have been open for one year in January.

He said the bulk of the fire was on the north side of the building on the ground floor. In addition, the flooring on the second floor was also damaged and the entire building had smoke and heat damage.

Stitzel said the fire remains under investigation but no dollar amount had been determined.

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