|By Steven Tendo, The Garden City Telegram, Kan.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Preparations are being made to demolish what remains of the two-story building at
Kansas State Fire Marshal Chief of Investigations Rose Rozmiarek has classified the cause of the fire as "undetermined."
Eyewitnesses said the fire started in the butcher shop at about
Fire departments from
"We are helping them to get by in these hard times. We have had many organizations, like churches, hold dinners, and individuals have been remarkable," she said.
Eisenhour said the show of support by
"It is far greater than many people can imagine to have your livelihood go up in smoke from a fire that wasn't even in your building," she said.
"Today was the second of two benefits set up by the
Braun's post also said the butcher shop will reopen.
"We couldn't be more excited to start building back the business that we loved and were so proud of," he said.
Earlier, the administrator of the page had posted that it was uncertain how much longer it would take for the insurance claim to be processed, so they didn't know where they stood from a financial standpoint.
Although the building was described as historic,
"No one really visited it for tourism purposes, and it was not listed as a tourist spot," she said.
In an earlier interview,
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