By Amy Berg, Staff Writer
A fire occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, February 16 at Schweiss Welding, Inc. in Fairfax.
The Fairfax Fire Department was called at 2:19 a.m. to the business at 502 East Lincoln Avenue.
According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, the southeast portion of the building was fully engulfed and the south building was a total loss. The fire also spread to the North building’s attic but was contained.
Mutual aid assisting on the scene included the Gibbon Fire Department, the Franklin Fire and Ambulance, the Sleepy Eye Fire Department, and North Memorial Medical Center.
The Fairfax Police Department and Renville County Sheriff’s Department assisted by directing traffic.
During the fire, Gibbon Firefighter Ryan Sabo was injured. According to Gibbon Fire Chief Dave Panning, a bi-fold door fell on Sabo. Panning said he suspects that the door’s attaching parts burnt out.
“Then it just tipped out and landed on him,” Panning said.
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