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Emery cabinetry business 'complete loss' after fire

Authorities responded at approximately 6:49 p.m. to reports of a burning building located on 157 N. Third Street in Emery.

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What remains of Plum Creek Cabinets in Emery following a devastating fire on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022.
Cassie Williams / Mitchell Republic
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EMERY, S.D. — Residents of Emery watched as what was once a cabinetry business go up in flames on Saturday evening.

Authorities responded at approximately 6:49 p.m. to reports of a burning building located on 157 N. Third Street in Emery.

According to Hanson County Sheriff, Brandon Wingert, the building was a cabinetry business called Plum Creek Cabinets Plus.

Responding Fire Chief for the Emery Volunteer Fire Department, Brian Leitheiser, said the owner of the property was the individual who discovered the fire.

"The owner found (the fire) in the crawl space and called it in," Leitheiser said. "The building was mostly engulfed by the time we arrived. The building was a complete loss."

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According Leitheiser, no other business were damaged, but that the cause of the fire is unknown.

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Cassie Williams joined the Mitchell Republic in July of 2022. To get in contact with Cassie about potential stories, feel free to email her at cwilliams@mitchellrepublic.com.
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