ORLANDO, Fla. — J Henry’s, a well-known Orlando barber shop, sustained major damage after an overnight fire, officials said.
The windows of the shop, located on the corner of Church Street and Parramore Avenue, were seen covered with smoke after the fire, and much of outside of the shop was boarded up.
Orange County Fire officials said emergency personnel responded to the building around 11 p.m. Friday. There were no injuries reported in connection with the blaze.
What You Need To Know
- Fire tears through popular J Henry's barber shop in Orlando
- Orlando Fire responded to shop at corner of Church Street and Parramore Avenue just after 11 p.m. Friday
- No injuries were reported in connection with the fire
The popular shop sits right across from Orlando City's Exploria Stadium.
Speaking early Saturday, shop owner John Henry said the building was destroyed in the fire.
While the front entrance of the business was boarded up following the incident, broken glass could still be seen all over the entryway where emergency crews likely had to break in to put out the fire.
J Henry’s has been featured in many News 13 stories over the years, including a recent a housing special that aired this week and is scheduled to re-air Saturday.
Henry, the shop's owner, was a member of Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings' Economic Recovery Task Force and played a significant role in getting salons and barber shops reopened during the pandemic.
Henry told Spectrum News 13 Saturday morning that the fire left him, and the employees at his shop, hurting.