CALUMET, Mich. (AP) — A fireplace that destroyed three buildings in a historic block within the Higher Peninsula occurred simply two days earlier than a pair deliberate to open a gem and mineral store.
Brandon Looper and Jeanne Liuska had been 50 miles away once they received a name concerning the Friday evening fireplace in Calumet. They misplaced their residence in addition to a group of cash, vintage toys and mining maps, The Day by day Mining Gazette reported.
“They’re one in every of a form, and I’ll by no means get them again,” Looper mentioned. “No one will. They’re misplaced without end.”
They have been in a position to salvage not less than 100 kilos of an estimated 5,000 kilos of copper on the website. Looper mentioned he put his life financial savings into the enterprise. He did not have insurance coverage.
“I didn’t wish to swing a hammer my entire life, so I believed I’d attempt one thing new,” he mentioned.
Now he is keen to boost a hammer if somebody is hiring.
“It’s not snowing, and the bugs aren’t biting. … It sounds dangerous, however we’re Yoopers. We discover a solution to choose up the items,” Looper mentioned.
Looper and Liuska are staying at a motel. The reason for the fireplace stays beneath investigation.
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