Fire Recovery-Iron Horse Inn B&B

$5,050 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 71 people in 4 months
Created November 5, 2018
The historic Iron Horse Inn Bed and Breakfast caught fire the night of November 4, 2018. Everyone and all the pets made it out safe!

Please help Matt, Leanne and the whole family stay in their feet and recover from this event.

The fire started in attic after a power pole and transformer fell in to the Inn during a wind storm the previous night.

The extent of the damage is yet unknown but is expected to be extensive. Update: the fire investigator said it was a chimney fire.

The Iron Horse is 100+ year old former bunk for the old Milwaukee Rail Road, part of which now is the Iron Horse Rail to Trail.

Please help save a part of history, every little bit helps.

This is the official and sanctioned GoFundMe page, set up by a close family friend who is trusted by the family. At this time any other GoFundMe page has not been in contact with the family.



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Thanks to everyone who has donated. Matt and Leanne plan on using the money to help pay their deductible and obtain more Milwaukee Road objects to replace what can’t be saved. The are very grateful and humbled by everyone’s support.

I went up on November twelfth to visit and as always you can’t get the Martinsons down. They are still waiting on the engineers to evaluate the structure and hoping to get into some long term housing soon.
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Matt and Leanne are still not allowed in, but the fire investigator will be coming out today (11/6/2018) and hopefully they will know more soon. They expect the roof and attic to be a total loss and massive damage to the top floor.

They want to remind you to go over your fire plan, since a fire can happen at any time.

Also, even if you aren't donating please leave a message of encouragement, support or memories.
--Thanks Kathy
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Raised by 71 people in 4 months
Created November 5, 2018
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