Fire claims GM body shop
GRAND MEADOW — A fire destroyed a Grand Meadow body shop Friday.
Neighbors called the Grand Meadow Fire Department to the blaze at a body shop owned by Mark Monnier.
“Not sure what happened,” GM Fire Chief Ryan Gehling. “We got the call about 10 [minutes] after three. The building was fully engulfed.”
The building was a total loss. Firefighters were able to get a few vehicles out of the building, but some were believed to be inside and lost to the fire.
The fire was put out around 5:30 p.m., and a fire inspector was called to the scene.
The building was next to Baudoin Oil Co., and firefighters were working to ensure the stored oil didn’t catch on fire.
CORRECTION: A former version of this story incorrectly said the fire was at a building owned by Baudoin Oil Co. The Herald regrets the error.