Fire at Stan's Industrial Woodwork in Lyndon Station estimated at $1 million plus in loss
A fire broke out earlier this morning at Stan's Industrial Woodwork in Lyndon Station and is believed to have caused over $1 million in loss. Julie Mecikalski, for The Messenger, was on the scene and spoke to Lyndon Station Fire Chief Larry Whaley who stated the department called for a Level 2 Mutual Aid due to the size of the commercial building.
Julie went on to report, "everything is gone except the main shop and the office. All equipment, which a lot of it is new, is gone."
Crews battled the blaze for over three hours and are still on the scene as the fire smolders.
Multiple departments responded to the fire including: Wonewoc Fire Department; Delton Fire Department; Baraboo Fire Department; Kilbourn Fire Department; Reedsburg Fire Department; Mauston Ambulance; Dells Ambulance. Red Cross was also at the scene.
Stan's Industrial Woodwork employs nearly 3 dozen workers.
There has been no official word on the cause of the fire, it remains under investigation.
The fire was initially reported by a passerby on the interstate. The call came in around 7 a.m.
According to Stan's Industrial Woodwork's website the company has existed since 1954 and has been producing grade stakes, lath and skids. They are family run business.
UPDATE: According to Lyndon Station Fire Chief Larry Whaley, one firefighter did sustain a minor injury - he as transported to the hospital where he was treated and then released. The injury occurred later on in the day. The new estimate of the damage is close to $2 million.
The following video was submitted to The Messenger from Felica Nofsinger