Fire Destroys Greenhouses At Oconomowoc Landscape Supply & Garden Center

Fire Destroys Greenhouses At Oconomowoc Landscape Supply & Garden Center

OconomowocA fire burned down much of Wisconsin-based Oconomowoc Landscape Supply & Garden Center in the early hours of June 22, the local paper reports. It burned down the greenhouse structures, as well as high-end equipment housed inside, including dump trucks.

The fire caused about $1.2 million in damage, owner Terry Van Lare told a local television station. The property is large enough (58 acres total), however, that the garden retailer was able to re-open June 27.

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Oconomowoc Landscape Supply & Garden Center runs a garden store, a growing range, and a landscape division. It isn’t known which division was most affected by the fire, which was not caught until a passing police patrol saw the buildings already burning.

Someone posted a message for customers on the company’s Facebook page:

“Thank you for everyone’s thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We hope to be serving our customers again as soon as possible. In the meantime we are able to help our customers at our Waukesha location. You can reach us at 262-567-1777 or 262-547-0877.”