Heart O’ Lakes Quality Meats destroyed in fire [UPDATED]Published 9:24am Friday, October 5, 2012 Updated 11:25am Friday, October 5, 2012
After less than one year in business, Heart O’ Lakes Quality Meats in Pelican Rapids was destroyed in a fire Thursday, Sept. 27.
The building is still standing, but the extensive damage to the interior will likely require total rebuilding. The fire is believed to have been started by an electric smoker. Owner Jason Stetz and two employees unloaded three fire extinguishers on the flames before making the 911 call at around 2 p.m.
Community members from all over the area have helped in the cleanup process, and Stetz said he plans to rebuild, the Pelican Rapids Press reported.