Fairfax Fire Causes Heavy Damage to Business 17 Feb 15

Fire caused extensive damage to a Fairfax business early yesterday morning (Monday).

At 2:19am, Fairfax Fire was dispatched to a structure fire at Schweiss Welding building located at 502 E. Lincoln Ave.

When crews arrived, the southeast portion of the building was fully engulfed. The south building was a total loss.

Officials say the fire spread to the attic of the North building and was contained.

The Fairfax Fire Department was assisted by Franklin Fire, Gibbon Fire, Sleepy Eye Fire, Fairfax Police Department, Renville County Sheriffs Department, North Memorial Ambulance, Fairfax Ambulance, and Franklin Ambulance.

The fire is being investigated by the State Fire Marshall Office.