Early Morning Fire Damages Business In Versailles

April 4, 2014
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Update (12:15 p.m. April 4.2014)

Investigators are on the scene of a business fire that occurred during the early morning hours Friday.

Fire crews fought the blaze at Downtown Mower Shop on U.S. 50, across from the Southeastern Career Center for approximately five hours.

Six fire departments responded to the scene including, Versailles, Osgood, Milan, Holton, Friendship and Aurora.

Versailles Fire Chief Ben Sieverding said the inventory at the business is most likely a total loss. Damage is estimated at 50 percent of the building.

The fire forced traffic to detour as U.S. 50 was closed for about five hours before reopening shortly after 7:00 a.m.

Investigators hope to determine what sparked the fire on Friday afternoon.

First Report ( 7:30 a.m. April 4, 2014) 

Fire crews have been working the scene of a business fire in Versailles Friday morning.

The fire is at the building of a lawn mower shop on U.S. 50 between David Lane and Gaslight St.

Since the overnight hours, firefighters from Versailles, Holton, Milan, Friendship and Osgood have been on the scene and Delaware and Aurora are on stand by.

The fire is now under control but crews remain at the scene. U.S. 50 was reopened around 7:20 a.m.  Friday.

Dispatchers say no injuries were reported although the building may be a total loss.

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