Fire causes damage to Robinson welding shop

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(KNZA)--Fire caused damage Saturday to a welding shop in Robinson.

Robinson Fire Chief Matt Tietjens said the Robinson Fire Department responded shortly after 8:00 Saturday morning to Tork's Welding shop located at 105 Main Street after a passing Brown Co Sheriff's deputy reported smoke coming from all sides of the metal framed building.

Tietjens said firefighters found the building full of smoke and a fire in the south corner.

He said the fire started in a small office and bathroom area of the shop, where it was contained.

The office sustained heavy damage, with minimal damage to the remainder of the building.

No one was inside the building at the time of the fire.

The state Fire Marshal's office is investigating the cause of the fire. Tietjens said no official determination has been made yet, but it appears to have been electrical in nature.

The Robinson Fire Department remained on scene until 12:50 Saturday afternoon.

Tietjens thanked the Everest Fire Department, Hiawatha Fire Department, Town and Country EMS and Brown County Rescue Squad for their assistance.

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