The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Media: A midnight fire brought MST firemen along with others from around the county to Cole's Implement in Media early Wednesday morning, but their hard work could not save the building or contents. It was a total loss said Mike Cole, who said he really didn't know a lot of information at this time.
The State Fire Marshal had already been in and will be returning later today to make a final determination of the cause. At this point and time, electrical is suspected but has not been confirmed.
Mike's parents, Chuck and Phyllis Cole who have been long time owners of the business were having difficulty as they recalled an earlier complete loss of their business due to a fire on Friday, April 13th, 1990.
It was hoped a new steel building would protect them from losing everything from fire again. But the office suffered a 100% loss with the fire consuming most of the front area to the north and west, and smoke and water damaging the back work area.
Several large tractors were included in the loss.
Early this morning, it is just too early to know all the details, Mike Cole said.
At this point, Mike who helps runs the business feels they are leaning toward rebuilding their business.
Mike's brother Ed, and Steve also works in the business which sells combines, discs, planters, tractors, used and new, lawnmowers, chain saws, weed eaters, as well as parts and does repairs.
Fire was still burning in hot spots at 8 a.m. this morning. Firemen were returning throughout the day to keep an eye on the building. All their hard work was appreciated.