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Fire Damages Linn County Antique Tractor Shop

Fire heavily damaged Morgan Heister's tractor shop in the rural Linn County community of...
Fire heavily damaged Morgan Heister's tractor shop in the rural Linn County community of Waubeek, January 21, 2016.(KCRG)
Published: Jan. 21, 2016 at 8:45 PM CST
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Fire heavily damaged a tractor shop in rural Linn County Thursday night.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office and area fire departments responded to the fire at Heister's Used Tractors around 5:15 p.m.

Crews found the business at 4184 Whittier Road near the town of Waubeek engulfed in flames.

No one was hurt.

Business owner Morgan Heister said his business has been around for about 25 years. He said he rebuilt antique tractors and tractor pullers in his shop.

Heister said some neighbors first noticed the fire.

"I was ready to leave and go home. The boys come running down waiving their arms and I thought they wanted to borrow some tools. Another neighbor just left, you couldn't smell nothing. We didn't see anything," he said.

Heister said he hopes to rebuild his business sometime in the near future.