Arnold’s of Willmar is offering “very limited” services this morning and officials at the Case IH dealership are accessing the fire and smoke damage caused by Thursday evening’s fire at the shop.
The building has extensive smoke and soot damage and has limited electrical power, according to Kraig DeJong, the store manager. DeJong has been working with fire investigators and insurance officials this morning and is gathering key decision-makers for the business to access the situation.
“We are trying to keep going to serve our customers,” he said, adding that all the doors and windows of the shop are open in an effort to ventilate the smoke for employee safety. “We need to take care of our employees as well as our customers.”
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