Fireplace has destroyed a western Iowa enterprise that made pipe organs for church buildings, faculties and prospects from world wide, officers mentioned.
The fireplace at Dobson Pipe Organ Builders in Lake Metropolis was reported round four p.m. Tuesday, officers mentioned. Firefighters discovered the constructing engulfed in flames that brought on its exterior partitions to break down.
One worker of the corporate was burned when he found the hearth and tried to place out the flames, in keeping with authorities. The State Fireplace Marshal’s Workplace mentioned it believes the hearth was began by a malfunctioning fan that brought on sawdust to ignite.
Lake Metropolis is about 70 miles northwest of Des Moines.
Dobson Pipe Organ Builders was based in 1974 by Lynn Dobson, a Carroll, Iowa, native who attended Wayne State School in Nebraska, in keeping with the enterprise’s web site. Throughout his years on the faculty, he constructed an organ in a shed on his household’s farm that he bought to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Metropolis, Iowa, the place it’s nonetheless performed.