Early Morning Fire Damages Business In Versailles

April 4, 2014
By

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.

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

Sep
4
Fri
6:00 pm “All in the Canal!” Block Party @ Lane's End
“All in the Canal!” Block Party @ Lane's End
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A block party will be held on Friday, September 4 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Lane’s End in Metamora. Food, games, and prizes are all FREE for the residents of Franklin County! Explore Challenge sponsored by FCN Bank. Music by Kelly and Emily Ann Thompson. Keep your Digital Scorecard at IndianaHumanities.org/ALL-IN.
Sep
5
Sat
11:00 am Annual Classic Cruise-In
Annual Classic Cruise-In
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ripley Crossing presents their Annual Classic Cruise-In on September 5 from 11 am – 2 pm at 1200 Whitlach Way in Milan. Food & drinks, live music, vendors, and door prizes will be featured and available. Free will offering will be accepted for registration the day of the event. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place!
12:00 pm 22nd Annual Metamora Grad School... @ Old School Grounds Shelter House
22nd Annual Metamora Grad School... @ Old School Grounds Shelter House
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm
This is a casual reunion for anyone who ever attended Metamora Grade School, and an excellent opportunity to reminisce about the good ‘ole days at Metamora School. Take yourself back in time as you visit with some of your former schoolmates. The Metamora School days are remembered by many from this era as days of hardships, yet they also remain as some of their fondest memories of youth. The school has been gone about 36 years now, since about 1979. Please feel welcome to bring your family, old photographs or class pictures, or any old school mementos. All ages are welcome. Attendance in past years has ranged from 25 – 100. This event is very informal and will begin with a pitch-in lunch at noon. Dress appropriately for visiting at the outside, open shelter. Restrooms are available a couple hundred yards away at the State Building. Please bring a covered dish and your own beverage. Let’s keep our memories of the old school alive as long as we’re alive. Call Jim Hunter at 812-350-8253 for more information.

View Calendar