Viola, MN (KROC AM News) -  A Rochester business took a hit early Friday when a fire wiped out a major piece of equipment in rural Olmsted County.

The fire was reported at 5:30 AM in the 6300 block of County Road 102 NE near Viola.

It destroyed a firewood kiln owned by ProCut Firewood. The cause of the fire is unknown but it is not considered suspicious.

The loss was estimated at $100,000.

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