Deputies from the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Eden Fire Department and other fire departments responded. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it spread further throughout the store or to adjacent buildings, however, the meat market sustained significant fire, smoke, and water damage.
An investigation revealed the fire started in a vent in the butcher shop and quickly spread to bacon grease that was present from morning meat processing.
Employees attempted to extinguish the fire, however, they were unsuccessful and had to evacuate the building. Three employees were treated and released from the scene for smoke inhalation. The fire is not suspicious.
Eden Meat Market & Catering is a well-known family run business founded in the 1890’s; it has expanded operations through the region over its 130+ years of business.
Hwy. 45 through Eden was closed and traffic rerouted around the village for approximately three hours. Black smoke could be seen pouring from the building. The smoke was so thick it severely reduced visibility on Main Street.
Eden Meat Market posted an update at 11 a.m. on its social media.
Update! We will be going forward with all of our caterings. Please do not panic. We will call you if there are any issues. We have other locations we are able to work out of.
Due to some very unfortunate circumstances, we will be closed until further notice. This includes for all deer drop off and processing, market, and business office needs. Thank you for your understanding at this time.
Eden Meat Market & Catering is a well-known family run business founded in the 1890’s; it has expanded operations through the region over 130+ years of business.
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