Building a complete loss at Landmark Park

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

Landmark Park employees are coping with thousands of dollars of lost equipment after fire ripped through one of their buildings Friday afternoon.

It is not yet known what started this blaze in a storage building at Landmark Park just before noon Friday.

However, what is known is that it's going to take a lot of work and money to replace what once was in it.

"It is certainly a loss to us. We lost a lot of equipment and we don't know at this point what all that we have lost," said William Holman, the executive director of the park.

That equipment helped maintain Landmark Park.

Holman says the storage unit held lawnmowers, an antique tractor and a number of other maintenance equipment.

Unfortunately, the blaze was too far gone by the time fire rescue teams arrived.

"Due to its location and the response time and unknown on how long it may have been burning inside prior to someone discovering it, being in the back of this property, it had quite a head start on us. Unfortunately, it looks like that building is going to be a total loss," said fire crews Friday.

Putting out the blaze wasn't the only concern firefighters had.

The intense heat hindered their efforts.

It took firefighters more than two hours to fight the blaze.

Luckily, the building is insured

Even with the insurance, employees say they will still need help from the community to repair all that was damaged.

Employees say the park will remain open Saturday and continue with planned activities.

A pole barn next to the building was partially damaged.

There was also a small grass fire.

Employees say no other damage was done.

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