People who live in Arcola, population 360, will have to drive several miles to buy groceries, put gas in their car or pick up their mail.
The Delta Democrat-Times reports that the fire started early Sunday at a nightclub that’s next to the Zip Trip convenience store that includes gas pumps. The club is also by the post office.
A Washington County supervisor, Tommy Benson, says he is working with leaders in Arcola to find a suitable site for a temporary post office. For now, people will drive 7 miles (11.26 kilometers) to Hollandale, which has the nearest post office and grocery store.