Gainesville Daily Register

September 17, 2013

Fire guts Valley View building

— Staff report

VALLEY VIEW — A structure fire rendered the Windowcraft Industries building near Valley View a total loss on Monday evening, with a cause still under investigation.

The incident caused no injuries. Gainesville Fire Department Chief Steve Boone said the building at 6535 N. Interstate 35 was reported burning shortly after 7 p.m. Monday. Firefighters from Gainesville, Valley View, North Shore, Sanger and Era extinguished the fire — which failed to damage two other buildings on the same property — but added that ignition cause is still unknown.

A departmental incident report showed that the property lost in the fire was valued at $75,000, while the contents lost were valued at $35,000.

“We don’t know a whole lot,” Boone said Tuesday afternoon. “The county is now responsible for the investigation.”