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Edna business catches fire for the second time in less than a year

By Gheni_Platenburg
July 1, 2010 at 2:01 a.m.


EDNA - Edna's Tarver Feed & Animal Supply caught fire for the second time in less than a year on Thursday.

Around 5:30 a.m., Edna fire crews responded to the business at 205 W Main St.

Upon arrival, Edna firefighter Terry Jordan said crews saw heavy smoke coming from the windows.

After entering the building, crews found a couple hundred square bales of hay on fire.

Jordan said the exact cause of the fire is under investigation by both the Edna and state fire marshals.

Although there were no human injuries, Jordan said a dog was trapped in the building until crews arrived and opened the door.

All four neighboring businesses received smoke damage.

The building and its hay caught fire for the first time back in September.

Robin Bednarz, owner of Head To Toe Salon, said the smoke damage her shop received Thursday was "significantly" worse than the last time.

Bednarz said she had to turn six to eight customers away this morning due to the damage, however, she was attempting to resume business as usual as of Thursday evening.

"We are trying to get everybody in here for the holiday weekend," said the 49-year-old.

Despite being hit twice with fire damage in such a short period of time, Bednarz said she has no plans to move.

"I've been here 11 years. He's been here one year today. I'm not planning on moving," she said.

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