First-Ever Buc-ee’s Travel Center Destroyed In Massive Fire

Photo by: Southeast Caldwell County VFD

Early on Monday morning, July 1, a massive fire broke out at the very first Buc-ee’s travel center in Luling, Texas.

Unfortunately, this original store, which first opened its doors in 2003, suffered a significant amount of damage due to the blaze. Luckily, the building was vacant and no one was inside the building at the time.

Image Source: Southeast Caldwell County VFD

According to a Facebook post, the Southeast Caldwell County Volunteer Fire Department quickly responded to the fire and managed to put it out in a short amount of time. Later on, officials from the fire department clarified that it was the original Buc-ee’s travel center, which had been closed after the opening of a new location across the street, that sustained the damage.

Image Source: Southeast Caldwell County VFD
Image Source: Southeast Caldwell County VFD

In recent weeks, the town of Luling, Texas, celebrated the grand opening of a new Buc-ee’s travel center, which has replaced the old one. This new store is significant because it is the 50th Buc-ee’s location to open in the country, and it is also the largest Buc-ee’s in the United States.

The chain, known for its roadside snacks such as BBQ brisket sandwiches and the beloved Beaver Nuggets, opened the new travel center at 10070 I-10. This impressive facility spans 75,000 square feet and includes an astounding 120 gas pumps. Fortunately, this new Buc-ee’s location was not affected by the fire that damaged the old store.


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The cause of the fire at the original Buc-ee’s store is still under investigation. Authorities are working to determine what exactly led to the fire, but no official cause has been released as of right now.

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