The buildings remaining from the Dalton Lacour fire have been donated to the city of Henryetta this week.
Council members approved the donation at a special meeting Wednesday afternoon. Those buildings will be used to store road millings, salt and other materials. “We have looked at it and this will keep those items out of the weather and prevent people from getting into them,” said mayor Jennifer Clason.
The Texas-based industry had been operating the facility at First and Broadway for several years making dog food. An August, 2016 fire destroyed the wooden portion of the site that was a warehouse and office area.
That fire was said to have been started when Christopher Wren burglarized the operation. He is currently serving a prison sentence for trespassing, second degree burglary, knowingly concealing stolen property and arson.
The fire forced Burlington Northern to halt train traffic for several hours. No one was injured in the blaze.
Also at the special meeting, the council approved a utility easement for PSO at the Shurden Leist industrial park. That 35-foot easement is needed to provide electricity to the Eastern Oklahoma family Health Center currently under construction.
“We didn’t realize there was no easement there,” Clason said.