Fire Destroys Woodworking Factory, Cause Unknown

By: Zachary Meseck

Fire destroys woodworking factory, cause unknown

COLUMBUS – Officials said a woodworking factory fire in Columbus is still under investigation with the cause and origin of the fire still unknown.

According to Sherburne Fire Department Chief Jansen Casscles, at approximately 4:09 p.m. a fire at 154 Casey Cheese Factory Road, also known as Columbus Wood Working Factory was reported to fire officials.

Casscles said responding fire departments immediately faced several challenges both before and after arrival.

"Firefighters had several challenges we needed to overcoming including the distance of the fire from the fire house, the size of the building, and the contents of the building," he said. "The first units arrived at 4:20 p.m., and at that point there was fire visible through the roof of the building."



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