Landscaping company recovering after destructive fire

By edited by Sarah Bunyea

Community comes together to support the Irondequoit, New York business.

The owner of a landscaping company in Irondequoit, New York, says his crews are already back to work after a fire destroyed two of the company’s barns where its landscaping equipment was stored.

Irondequoit Landscape President Jeff Riesenberger says the company is already set to rebuild the business that his father started over 30 years ago, according to an article on rochesterfirst.com.

Around 5 a.m. on Friday, May, 3, flames engulfed two barns on the property. Firefighters from several fire companies and departments worked to keep the fire from spreading to a third.

None of the barns contained any dangerous materials. No one was injured, and the cause is still unknown.

But by 8 a.m., Riesenberger’s equipment supplier, Brodner Equipment, had helped by loading their own personal equipment to the company so its crews could continue working the same day the fire occurred.

Riesenberger thanked all the firefighters who helped put out the fire.

A GoFundMe fundraiser was created after the fire and has already raised over $30,000 to help them rebuild.