Fire claims crucial equipment at Robinson Hill Nursery & Mulch

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UPDATE 11:30 P.M.

TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) — The owners of Robinson Hill Nursery & Mulch say their most valuable piece of equipment has been destroyed in a fire Friday afternoon.

The owner’s son, Matthew Shager, says an employee was in the mulch grinder when it caught on fire. No injuries were reported, however, they are calling the machine a total loss.

“This is our horse basically for our business, it does everything, without this, we’re done,” said Shager.

He says this loss is detrimental to their business and says the timing couldn’t be worse timing since spring is their busiest season.

“This is the time we make our money because you know come the end of the summer there’s firewood which you see all over the place, that’s all we do all winter, you know there’s nothing else to do in the winter so this is it,” he said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) — Emergency crews were called to a fire at 1000 Robinson Hill Road in the town of Union around 2:30 p.m. Friday.

The property is home to Robinson Hill Nursery & Mulch.

The owner tells 12 News the company’s mulch grinder, an expensive piece of equipment, caught fire when it was being used.

According to the owner, no one was hurt.

Nicky Hickling

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