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Fire hits several businesses in Shelby

Fire hits several businesses in Shelby
Posted at 11:38 PM, Jan 19, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-20 22:09:10-05

Investigators - including the state fire marshal - have determined that the fire in downtown Shelby on Friday was caused by an electrical cord in the Shelby Nail & Spa, and that it was accidental.

Officials said on Saturday that the main fire damage is limited to that business and some roof and ceiling sections in the adjacent businesses.

There is heavy smoke damage in all of the businesses in the building, from the Prairie Peddler to the Well Done business on the west end.

The building has now been turned over to the owner.

At this point, there is no word on the dollar amount of damage.

We will update you if we get more information.

(JANUARY 19, 2024) A fire along Main Street in downtown Shelby affected at least three businesses on Friday, January 19, 2024.

According to Dean Lerum at radio station KSEN, the fire sparked shortly after 6pm and spread to the Prairie Peddler, the Shelby Nail Salon, and Monkey Around Shelby (Shelby Safari).

According to Shelby Fire Chief Ron Buck, the fire was extinguished quickly but all three businesses sustained fire and smoke damage.

No injuries have been reported.

The firefighting effort was hampered by sub-zero temperatures. Buck told KSEN that the -20 degree windchill froze firelines and engines, and made progress difficult.

Twenty-five firefighters responded to the scene. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

We will update you when we get more information.