Downtown Virginia Rebuilding After Structure Fire, Cause Still Unknown

Nine area fire departments and more than 30 first responders worked the fire.  

VIRGINIA, Minn.- The community of downtown Virginia is rebuilding after a fire destroyed multiple businesses there last Friday — the cause still unknown.

According to Virginia Fire officials, the fire stated above the Rocks the Jewelers store on the 300 Block of Chestnut Street.

Other businesses that suffered damages include a nearby bakery and florist.

After the small town came out to support one another. Ronda Harvey, the Executive Director of the Virginia Community Foundation, said she’s working with officials to formulate a plan to respond in future emergencies.

“As a result the fire marshal, when we spoke we talked about some sort of — for a future emergency whether it’s a fire, whether it’s a water main break, whatever down here — that we have point people,” Harvey said. “That we have those spaces like our foundation on this block that is a safe space to go to.”

Nine area fire departments and more than 30 first responders worked the fire.

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