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Thursday, March 15, 2018

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Firefighters worked through the night to battle the blaze and protect surrounding structures.

Local Business Struck By Fire

Groening Industries Building Lost in Early Evening Blaze

Fire crews were called to the scene of a commercial building fire in Treherne Wednesday, March 7th.


With the call coming in at approximately 7:00 p.m., fire departments from Treherne, Rathwell and Holland were called to the Groening Industries building, located at the corner of Railway Avenue and Broadway Street.  Water tankers were also brought in from St. Claude, Swan Lake and Baker Colony fire departments, as well as Robertson Farms.


Excavators from Timmerman Enterprises were also called upon to assist in extinguishing and demolishing the structure.


Fortunately, neighbouring buildings were spared as fire crews worked hard to 2:00 a.m. in battling the fire.


Hydro lines were damaged, however Manitoba Hydro worked into the night and the following day to restore lost power.


Owners Ben and Marg Groening purchased the building in 1984. Prior to that, Metcalfe’s Garage operated from the premises.


The Office of the Fire Commissioner continues to investigate the cause of the fire.


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