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Steve's Repair, Elk River, MN

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Next door neighbor of my Dad's, IH family - eveything with their farming is red, good honest mechanic and a stand up guy.

I haven't heard what started it, but his shop burned on Saturday afternoon. The building is leveled, there was a newer combine, semi, their pulling tractor, a bunch of customer vehicles and a lifetime of accumulated tools and toys in the building. 

Steve went back in trying to save customer cars, but pushed his luck a little too far. He suffered some serious burns and they have him in an induced coma at a burn unit in the Twin Cities. It will be weeks before we know how well he will recover and if he'll be able to work again.

So he needs all the prayers he can get, and the first people who stopped on the scene have set up a Go Fund Me page to donate, as there is no telling what the future will bring.

https://www.gofundme.com/Steves-repair

News story,

http://www.fox9.com/news/fire-destroy-repair-shop-in-nowthen-minn

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My prayers 

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Prayers for Steve and his family and all.

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oh goodness thas sad 🙏

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Prayers for Steve and his family. 

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Prayers for all involved.....

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Sorry to hear that thoughts and prayers for Steve and all that was effected

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Prayers for his recovery and his insurance was adequate

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Prayers sent Steve, get well soon.

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Prayers for him and the family 

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Prayers on the way for all.

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Praying for Steve and his family.

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Very sorry to hear this , hope he can recover and get his shop rebuilt . 

Danny 

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Sending prayers from West Central WI

 

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Sad indeed!! Prayers sent!! I knew those guys pretty well also, great family!! 05 kenworth W900L that looked like it never left the showroom floor, Case IH 5088 combine that had low hours, and their 1486 super farm puller, all gone! 

From what I heard, they reload their own ammunition, and they think the gun powder may have caused it, cause it was completely engulfed in flames in 3 minutes!! 

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Prayers for him and the family. Fires suck.

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We sometimes make bad decisions in the heat of the moment.

Steve is fortunate to still have his life.

I will send Steve and his family a prayer. 

Sad story. 

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15 hours ago, Ihfan4life said:

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Also the above from me.

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20 hours ago, Cattech said:

Next door neighbor of my Dad's, IH family - eveything with their farming is red, good honest mechanic and a stand up guy.

I haven't heard what started it, but his shop burned on Saturday afternoon. The building is leveled, there was a newer combine, semi, their pulling tractor, a bunch of customer vehicles and a lifetime of accumulated tools and toys in the building. 

Steve went back in trying to save customer cars, but pushed his luck a little too far. He suffered some serious burns and they have him in an induced coma at a burn unit in the Twin Cities. It will be weeks before we know how well he will recover and if he'll be able to work again.

So he needs all the prayers he can get, and the first people who stopped on the scene have set up a Go Fund Me page to donate, as there is no telling what the future will bring.

https://www.gofundme.com/Steves-repair

News story,

http://www.fox9.com/news/fire-destroy-repair-shop-in-nowthen-minn

WOW, sad state of affairs. Son in laws brother ran into a burning machine shed. Got a 1086, IH utility (don't know the model) and a 1480 combine out. Was at his father in laws place. I though his father in law was going to kill him. Said everything was insured and there was "no need to risk life and limb" over a couple of tractors and a combine. He didn't want his grand kids growing up without their father.

Hope Steve pulls thought this OK. 

Rick

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Prayers from NY. Hope he pulls through, I hate fire. 

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Prayers sent.

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Prayers from Nebraska

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I drove by the place friday after the Nowthen Show. Drove by again Sunday to pick up the trailer and saw it was leveled. I noticed the combine, couldn't make out much else, sad story all around.

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