Firefighters responded to Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak & Cutler Mortuary around 3:20 a.m. Tuesday. Funeral home director Terry Kucera said that all nine bodies that were in the building were removed that day, and cremains will likely not be removed until Friday.
Kucera says the cremains were not damaged. The funeral home says that it has been in contact with all families who had loved ones’ bodies in the building.
Funeral home co-owner Bill Cutler was injured in the fire. Three firefighters who were injured have been released from the hospital.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.