Bemrich blaze probe continues in FD

Authorities continue to investigate the second of two recent fires that ravaged Bemrich Electric & Telephone Inc., 110 S. 21st St., according to Fire Chief Kent Hulett.

That fire was reported at 1:45 a.m. July 13. Firefighters found the north wing of the building fully engulfed in flames.

An early morning fire on June 21 that heavily damaged the building was deliberately set, according to investigators.

Tanner J. King, 22, of Fort Dodge, and Gregory P. White, 23, of Fort Dodge, were arrested and charged with numerous offenses in connection with that fire, police reported.

Bemrich Electric & Telephone Inc. has been operating from a temporary facility just down the block from its damaged building since the June blaze.