Fire destroys Haywire LLC warehouse

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A warehouse for Haywire LLC & Haywire Feed Mill LLC was a total loss after a fire on Aug. 6 consumed the building, according to owner Alex Jones.

Jones noticed the fire and called it in around 1 p.m. on Aug. 6 when he was about a mile away from the building at 11883 383rd Ave. in rural Westport. He owns the business along with his parents, Bruce and Carol Jones. The business is six years old, Alex Jones said. No one was on the property at the time of the fire.

The warehouse held a fairly good fall inventory of baling supplies and livestock feeding supplies, Jones said by phone on Aug. 7. On Aug. 6, Scott Meints of Brown County Emergency Management said no injuries were reported and no other structures were damaged.

“It’s just a setback. We’ll be rebuilding and up and going as soon as possible,” Alex Jones said. “It’s been a tough last day, what’s done is done, so we’ve just got to keep going.”

For the time being, Haywire LLC will modify it’s services.

“Until we can get our warehouse rebuilt, we will be doing a direct ship program with American made products,” Alex Jones said. “It will take an extra day for delivery until we get something put up.”

As of now, no cause for the fire or loss value has been determined. Meints said he had no reason to think that the fire was suspicious. The fire is still under investigation.

Agencies responding to the scene included the Columbia, Frederick, Aberdeen Rural and Ellendale, N.D. fire departments, Brown County Emergency Management, Brown County Sheriff’s Office and Frederick Ambulance.

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