Bemrich Electric building “total loss” after early morning fire

A large fire early Friday morning caused most of a Fort Dodge business’ building to be destroyed, according to Fire Capt. Steve Hergenreter.

The fire at Bemrich Electric was reported at 2:45 a.m. In addition to the on-duty shift, a number of off-duty Fort Dodge firefighters as well as members of the Webster City Fire Department were called to the scene.

“It’s probably the largest fire we’ve had in three years as far as a commercial building,” Hergenreter said.

Investigators were just beginning to determine the cause of the fire Friday morning.