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Plainview business, building destroyed by fire

PLAINVIEW — A Plainview family lost its business Monday after an outbuilding on the farm site was destroyed by fire.

Firefighters were called shortly after 2 p.m. to 51250 240th Ave., after Wade Holst, who lives on the property, spotted the fire, said Ed Jacobs, captain of the Plainview Fire Department.

"He was walking by, opened the door and got hit with the smoke," Jacobs said. Holst was given oxygen at the scene and didn't require further treatment.

The 26-by-45-foot building housed a cattle hoof-trimming trailer, the business owned by Lennie and Lori Holst, as well as a pickup and several hunting trophies. The families had just finished the interior of the shed, Jacobs said.

Damage is estimated at between $150,000 and $200,000.


Wade and Samantha Holst's house, which is closest to the shed, sustained significant damage to the siding, Jacobs said, but is habitable.

The Lennie Holst home was undamaged.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation; the state fire marshal is expected to arrive today.

Firefighters remained on the scene about five hours, Jacobs said. Elgin firefighters also responded, providing water.

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