A Gig Harbor business that donates all its proceeds to a local children's hospital burned down Tuesday.
A fire started at "The Thrift Shop," located at 6951 Kimball Drive, around 1:30 a.m., burning the entire building, including a storage shed used to house more donated items. Damage to the property is severe.
"We're going to have a big cry party," said Thrift Shop volunteer Alice Stenhjem. "I don't know what we're going to do."
Proceeds from "The Thrift Shop" go to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital.
According to the store's manager, they have donated about $1.5 million to Mary Bridge since "The Thrift Shop" opened in the 1950's.
Firefighters said it is still too early to determine how the fire sparked.
The store has experienced a small problem with petty theft and burglary in the past few weeks, according to the manager.
A firefighter sustained an unknown injury while fighting the fire. He was transported to the hospital for medical attention.
It was the second fire of the night in Gig Harbor. Firefighters rescued a man passed out in a chair while his apartment, located near 5900 Soundview, burned late Monday night. The fire started in his kitchen. He was transported to the hospital.
KING 5's Lindsay Chamberlain, Jake Whittenberg contributed to this report.