Warehouse burns, but Golden Rule Lumber stays open

Warehouse burns, but Golden Rule Lumber stays open

The fire that damaged a warehouse at Golden Rule Lumber late last night didn’t stop the business from opening this morning. Co-manager Tricia Flavel says the store and lumberyard were operating as usual during their normal hours. She says some insulation was damaged in the warehouse.

The Ottawa Fire Department is still looking into the fire’s cause today. Several other departments helped fight the fire, including Streator, Wallace, Grand Ridge, Naplate, Utica, Sheridan, and Marseilles.