Oregon-based Sweet Home RV Center’s shop was destroyed by a fire and its store also was damaged by the blaze on Tuesday (Aug. 25) night.
The Albany Democrat-Herald reported that the fire caused an estimated $250,000 in damage to the buildings and their contents, according to a preliminary report from the Sweet Home Fire Department.
“I think it’s going to be a lot more,” said Mary Mansfield. She and her husband Clarence Mansfield have owned the business since 1991.
“It’s a little mind-boggling right now,” she said.
The fire was reported at 10:58 p.m. from the business, 4691 Highway 20, and no employees were present at the time of the blaze.
The blaze destroyed the back wall of the store, which is a shared wall with the shop. The store and inventory also were damaged by smoke and water, Mansfield said.
Storage units are safe and none of the RVs at the facility were damaged. The business will be closed until further notice.
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