Van Buren Man Hospitalized In Shop Fire

A Crawford County business owner is hospitalized with severe burns after a fire breaks out at his shop.

The fire was off Catcher Rd. Authorities said they got the call around 1p.m. Saturday (Feb. 22).

One man, the business owner, was injured in the fire according to Assistant Fire Chief Nick Sly with the Crawford County Rural Fire District 6.

“This is a shop building, this is his shop.  All we know is when we got on scene he had second and third degree burns and smoke inhalation,” Sly told 5NEWS.

The man was taken by ambulance to a local  hospital and at this time there is no update on his condition.

Catcher Rd. was shut down for about an hour while crews battled the flames. Sly said everything inside the shop was damaged.

“There is around a quarter million dollars worth of shop equipment inside here,” Sly said.

No other structures outside the building were burned. Firefighters said the wind was not a factor in this fire and they will know more after speaking with the owner.


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