NEARLY THREE MONTHS AFTER A MILLION DOLLAR FIRE AT
THE MINHAS CRAFT BREWERY...
THE CLEAN UP AND RECOVERY CONTINUES.
-- MICHELLE --
IT'S THE SECOND OLDEST BREWERY IN THE UNITED STATES.
HERE'S THE NIGHT TEAM'S EMILY KUMLIEN WITH THE LATEST.
IT'S A POPULAR TOURIST SPOT AND VERY IMPORTANT TO
MONROE'S LOCAL ECONOMY, AND ALSO THE STATE'S.
ON NOVEMBER 21ST, THINGS CHANGED FOREVER BUT THE HOPE
ALL THE REMODELING WORK WILL BE DONE BY EARLY APRIL.
its been stressfull you go through a lot of emotions
when you get a phone call that says the place is on
GARY OLSON WILL NEVER FORGET THAT NOVEMBER THURSDAY...
- i realized we were in for some work to do to get
back into production
AS PRESIDENT OF BREWERY OPERATIONS .
OLSON SAYS...BREWING AND PACKAGING IS AGAIN UNDERWAY.
IT TOOK 16 CREWS FROM MONROE AND OTHER SURROUNDING
TO PUT OUT THE FIRE.
THE EXACT CAUSE.
STILL BEING INVESTIGATED.
BUT IT'S BELIEVED A MACHINE USED FOR RESTORATION WORK
when he's outside - it stated on the stairwell on
the second floor and the fire spread up to teh roof
and side ways you can see the smoke damange along
the edge tehre
- the fire damange is one thing, heat damange is another
we had temperatures of over 1900 degrees
NO ONE WAS HURT...
AND, FORTUNATELY, OLSON SAYS.
AN EXTENSIVE INVENTORY, AND UNDERSTANDING CUSTOMERS.
HAVE EACH HELPED SHIPPING DELAYS.
- we have had some shortages so we are hoping to address
those but its not as bad as we thought it would be