Toledo pulls together to help businesses destroyed by fire - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Toledo pulls together to help businesses destroyed by fire

Posted: Updated:
TOLEDO (KWWL) - As businesses burned to the ground, there was no shortage of support.

Before the fire department even knocked down the fire at the U.S.S. Polaris building, the three businesses there already had places to re-open.

"A lot of neighbors, a lot of help, and God," said Stan Upah, owner.

Many in town stopped by, even the mayor. He actually drove the ambulance to the scene.

"We got water in here for all the firemen," said Toledo Mayor Dave Svoboda. "Somebody brought sandwiches and we had cookies. And everybody comes to help, what they can."

The owner of the building is still figuring out a plan.

But each business plans to stay in Toledo, where neighbors band together when tragedy strikes, where even during a fire, people can find the positive side -- nobody was hurt.

"Thanks to everybody that's helping here clean up," said Upah. "All the support."

The fire departments were able to get a lot of the products out from the dealership before the fire got too bad. But there was still a lot left inside, and Upah's not sure how much all that damage is worth at this point.

The cause of the fire is not known.

Click here for the story of the fire:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at