Fire destroys building, equipment, but not business
When Hepler got the call around 8 p.m. Thursday, he hoped he would be able to get to the business and put out whatever fire he found. "When I got over the hill I saw the mushroom cloud of smoke," he said at that point he knew he was at the mercy of the fire departments.
Hepler lost several pieces of machinery and the large building is a total loss, but several buildings were saved. "We're very grateful for all the firefighters sticking around all night, it could've been much worse." he said.
He said no one was in the building at the time and no one was hurt.
Hepler said he has some equipment coming Monday and as soon as he can get it hooked up safely, the business will be up and running. He says no one will be laid off and there is work to be done."Everybody needs a paycheck," he said.