It has been six months since a fire tore through the Omaha offices of the Nebraska Game and Parks Department, but now they are back at it near 84th and Center.
Greg Wagner with Game and Parks tells NewsRadio 1110 KFAB that they've picked up right where they left off and are happy to be back interacting with the public. "We are fully open for business. Come in and get your hunting, fishing and park permits. Pick up literature. Ask us outdoor questions and such."
Wagner says Game and Parks, along with other neighboring businesses, sustained extensive smoke and soot damage during the fire at Fredrick Plaza. "If you would have told me that I would have had soot inside of file cabinets, desk drawers and such, I would have been shocked."
Officials say the blaze was the work of an arsonist. Authorities found video of a man igniting a fire near the popcorn shop and flames quickly spread to connecting businesses.
But Wagner says that is all in the past and fully they've rebuilt. "The restoration/renovation process took quite awhile, from the structural fire that was next door. Everything has been replaced, from the roof to the flooring."
(Photo courtesy of 6 News)