Food Shelf Fire Cleanup 12 Sep 12

The cleanup continues following a fire at the Renville County Food Shelf and Red Cross building in Olivia Sunday night, and the food shelf is making preparations to re-open in the future. The fire started at around 8:30 Sunday night, and when firefighters arrived the building was completely engulfed in flames. It has been declared a total loss, and investigators have determined that the fire was intentionally set. A $2,500 reward is being offered for information on those responsible. No one was hurt in the fire, and the Renville County Food Shelf has been offered a space for use in Olivia, but it will reportedly take some time before they are operational again. Second Harvest Food Bank will be helping restock the shelves of the food shelf, and donations are now being accepted at the banks in Olivia.