Fire destroys at least 8 businesses in downtown Dubois
by Pinedale Online!
December 31, 2014
A fire began in downtown Dubois late Tuesday night, December 30th, destroying at least 8 businesses. Firefighting efforts were severely hampered by the -20 degree temperatures.
Among the businesses destroyed are the Dubois Mini Mart, Western Ledgers, Marlow Fly Shop, Stewart’s Trapline Gallery, the office for Absaroka Lodge, and several other offices. In all half a block was lost to the fire. The fire appears to have started in the back of the Mini Mart around 8:00PM. There were no injuries reported from the blaze. An investigation into the fire is continuing.
A fundraising page has been set up through GoFuneMe for anyone who would like to donate to help the businesses who lost everything in the fire. Once the fundraising is complete, the donations will be given to local nonprofit Needs of Dubois which will distribute funds to fire victims. Click here to get to the donation page: www.gofundme.com/duboisfire
The Dubois Chamber of Commerce reports that travel is now moving smoothly and local motels and restaurants are open for business. They say the snow conditions are excellent for snowmobiling, cross country and back country skiing. Visitor information for lodging and activities can be found at www.windriver.org and www.duboiswyomingchamber.org. For information about donating financial assistance, contact the Dubois Chamber of Commerce at 307-455-2556 or email@example.com.
Dubois is a small town located on the east side of the northern end of the Wind River Mountain Range, in Fremont County, Wyoming. It has a population of around 1,000 people. The devastating fire took place in the heart of their downtown along their main street and took out about half a block worth of businesses. Firefighters are credited with tremendous efforts in saving numerous other businesses from the inferno.
Go to www.County10.com for updates on this story and photos from the fire.
Thank you to County10.com for their contribution to this article.