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Edgewood business owners looking to rebuild after fire

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EDGEWOOD (KWWL) -

When a small town loses a business, everyone feels its absence.

"It's devastating and you don't think you use the business, but then you look back and need them but they're not there," says local worker Marilyn Sullivan.

Nobody feels the loss of Edgewood Auto and Tire worse than Tracy and Toby Schroeder.

"I never thought anything like that would happen," says Toby. "I wasn't ready for it, I guess."

The Schroeders' business had been open almost eight years to the date when it burned down, and the couple was in Mexico.

"We were going to be on a seven night/eight day vacation, but it ended up being like a 10-hour vacation," says Tracy.

The news was devastating.

"To know how hard we worked to get where we were, and for everything to be gone in an hour," Tracy says.

But they have the full support of the community, and local businesses say they'll continue to utilize their services.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

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