$2M Business Fire Under Investigation Near Portage

Crews from Elm River Colony clean up the burnt up remnants of the cabinet factory on Wednesday, October 20, 2010. (ROB SWYSTUN / PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE DAILY GRAPHIC)

RCMP are investigating a $2 million blaze at E & R Furnishings and Millwork on the Elm River Hutterite colony near Portage la Prairie.

The fire broke out early Wednesday morning in the wood shop and was fully engulfed when crews arrived at around 1:30 a.m.

The entire building and all of its contents were destroyed as a result of the blaze.

There were no injuries and police continue to investigate the cause.

Members of the colony say they will rebuild the factory eventually.


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