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Tannerite Addresses Factory-destroying Fire Rumors In Press Release

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM TANNERITE

As most of our wonderful supporters and customers now know our company has suffered a devastating fire at our factory which resulted in a total loss on early Monday morning, 01/08/18.

We would like to thank the Pleasant Hill fire, Goshen fire, Springfield fire, South Lane fire, Lowell fire, Dexter fire, McKenzie fire, Mohawk fire and Coburg fire personnel that did a stellar job at saving what they could save. We are happy that none of them were injured in responding to this large fire, and that no one else was injured.

Needless to say with this fire now just a little over forty-eight hours old, we are still in initial recovery mode, still getting questions answered, and very much working hard to get initial solutions in place.

We would like to clear up some misinformation that was reported in the media and on social media. One, we have no evidence at this time that this was arson or insurance fraud. Two, there was no explosion as there were no explosives on the premises. While there were some 1.4g special effects fireworks from another company, that have no special storage requirements, waiting to be shipped out that were set off by the fire; these had nothing to do with target making components. Last, that company was not operating illegally.

I personally responded to all media inquiries, leaving messages with five sources after they contacted the office with only two returning my calls. I diligently worked with the fire investigators in order to efficiently work through the local and State investigators and we are told those should finish up tomorrow; once we get their reports we will know more. 

Everyone at the company appreciates all the support and patience we have received as we work towards getting resources in place to execute a business recovery plan. We are working to have a solid plan in place for recovery very soon and when we do, we will communicate that to the public and our business partners.

The Tannerite Sports family would like to thank everyone for their support.

On Behalf of Tannerite Sports L.L.C.,

Sincerely,
Steve Yerger
Corporate Investigator

Boggan’s Owners Hope To Rebuild After Fire Burns Grande Ronde Icon

The owners of an iconic restaurant along the fish-rich Grande Ronde River hope to rebuild after fire gutted their establishment last month.

Bill Vail says he and his wife Farrel are awaiting word back from their insurance company and will look at that with an eye towards what it would take to get the milkshake machine and grill going again at Boggan’s Oasis.

“That’s still our plans,” he said late last week.

BOGGAN’S OASIS BURNS ON THE NIGHT OF NOVEMBER 18. (JENNIFER BRISTOL)

The Vails have owned the restaurant at the intersection of Washington’s Ronde and Highway 129 since 1983 but witnessed it burn to the ground on the evening of Nov. 18.

Bill says that the fire was too hot to make a determination about what caused it.

“Our large grill totally melted,” he said.

But what has since burned just as bright, and for far longer, has been the outpouring of support for the Vails and Boggan’s. A Go Fund Me account for the 80-plus-year-olds had raised over $3,600 as of last week.

“It’s left us so we could hardly talk on occasion,” said Bill. “It’s come from all across the United States and even Europe. That’s one of the reasons we want to rebuild.”

 

FROM THE ASHES OF NOVEMBER’S FIRE, THE OWNERS OF BOGGAN’S ARE CONSIDERING REBUILDING. (JENNIFER BRISTOL)

In the meanwhile, the lights are on in the cabins, though you’ll want bring your own grub — “We can still put them up, but we can’t feed them at this time,” Bill said — and the shuttle service is still operating.

As for the steelheading, well, let’s just say the Ronde looks a lot better than it did for much of last steelhead season.

“The water is absolutely beautiful,” Bill said last Friday morning. He reported some floating ice, but otherwise it was “very, very fishable.”