Fire destroys Schrad’s Greenhouses

Fire engulfs greenhouses at Schrad’s Nursery.A fire Tuesday afternoon, May 10, destroyed the greenhouses and work area at Schrad’s Nursery and Greenhouse, located just east of Albion along Highway 91.

Albion Fire and Rescue was called to the scene at about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, and much of the greenhouse area was already engulfed in flames. The blaze later destroyed portions of the nearby garage and threatened the nearby house for a time. All greenhouses were destroyed. Fire departments from St. Edward and Petersburg were called in for mutual aid.

The business is owned by Steve Schrad of Albion, who also operates Schrad’s K-Lawn.

The State Fire Marshall’s office was called in to investigate the scene.

Details and more photos in next week’s (May 18) Albion News Print and Electronic Editions.

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