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Workers at burned warehouse near Greenville: "I don't know what I'm going to do"

Posted at 10:12 PM, Dec 08, 2019

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP, Mich. — People who worked at Keystone Industries and LKQ, an after market car part manufacturer just outside of Greenville, say they don't know what to do after the entire building burned down.

The building encompassed multiple businesses, and the fire was massive, burning for more than 12 hours.

Many employees with LKQ and Keystone like Kurt Yeasley came to see the damage for themselves on Sunday.

“I literally bawled my eyes out,” LKQ worker Kurt Yeasley said.

For Kurt, what he will miss most is the memories.

“We all had these little bonds. Everybody kind of connected, we used to joke, we used to joke with each other. That’s what made the day go by,” Yeasley said.

Now, Julie Prewett and other community members are teaming up, collecting toys and other household items to distribute to those workers without work this holiday season.

“Even though I don’t know anybody here, it’s still affecting me, because I live here and I love the people that live here,” Julie Prewett said.

You can find out how to help here.

No injuries were reported in that fire, but the exact cause is still under investigation.