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Posted on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 11:44 a.m.

Cabela's store in Dundee closed for cleanup from small fire

By Kyle Feldscher

The Cabela’s store in Dundee will be closed through the weekend, and until further notice, after a small electrical fire Wednesday damaged the building.


The Dundee Cabela's will be closed until further notice to clean up from a small electrical fire on Wednesday.

Spokesman Chuck Smock released a statement Friday morning announcing the closure. The building suffered no structural damage in the electrical fire but many items were damaged and need to be replaced.

“Soot from the smoke and the compound from fire extinguishers sprayed on the blaze left residue on some merchandise, taxidermy and store fixtures,” he said.

A report in the Monroe News states the fire started in a ceiling fixture at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at the store. The fire itself was very small, but the smoke and chemicals used to put it out left a sooty film covering parts of the store, 110 Cabelas Blvd.

The report stated the entire clothing inventory, along with other goods, must be replaced.

“All merchandise damaged by the fire and soot will be removed from the store and replaced with new inventory,” the statement read, “that will meet the quality standards Cabela’s customers expect.”

The store will honor sale prices for the upcoming Warm Up To Savings and Let’s Go Camping Dundee promotions through May 12.

Customers planning to go to Cabela’s are encouraged to call the store at 734-529-4700 before they visit in order to make sure it's open.

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Kai Petainen

Sat, Apr 27, 2013 : 3:56 a.m.

Why must newbie campers always insist on having a campfire? *sigh*


Sat, Apr 27, 2013 : 10:59 a.m.

Why not?


Sat, Apr 27, 2013 : 12:32 a.m.

Are all the stuffed animals OK?


Sat, Apr 27, 2013 : 2:14 a.m.

The stuffed animals survived!!!

Tom Teague

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 8:53 p.m.

Inland stream trout season gets fully underway tomorrow. Although the Cabela's closing likely won't affect the plans of many local trout anglers, it still provides a great opportunity to visit two excellent local stores: Colton Bay Outfitters on Jackson Road and Schultz Outfitters on Cross Street in Ypsilanti.


Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 8:02 p.m.

Two day old news......Toledo Blade reported this Wednesday.


Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 6:56 p.m.

Sounds like it may be awhile before they can reopen. That's bad for them at this time of year especially.

Nicholas Urfe

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 6:12 p.m.

Any word on whether the fish are okay?

John Gotts

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 5:38 p.m.

It would be nice to see the damaged but not destroyed clothes donated to charity, provided they can be washed.


Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 5:37 p.m.

I'll take pre-sooted fiearms, I don't mind...


Mon, Apr 29, 2013 : 1:20 p.m.

why would sooty firearms explode? why wouldn't any responsible gun owner not inspect and clean any new firearm?

Ann English

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 11:14 p.m.

You sure the pre-sooted firearms won't explode?

Homeland Conspiracy

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 6:56 p.m.


Craig Lounsbury

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 5:07 p.m.

"The report stated the entire clothing inventory, along with other goods, must be replaced.' whens the yard sale? and where?


Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 10:43 p.m.

Cheef16...that officer is probably one of Cabelas best customers.


Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 5:30 p.m.

The original Monroe Evening News report seemed odd to me because it quoted a police officer who said all of the clothing must be replaced. I don't know that a police officer is qualified to make that determination. Seems strange that the paper didn't have and still doesn't have a Cabela's official saying that ALL the clothing requires replacement, just a police officer who doesn't seem to be attributing the determination to a Cabela's official.

Kyle Feldscher

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 : 5:22 p.m.

Craig, in the Monroe News story a man apparently drove up to the store and was told what happened and yelled "FIRE SALE" before driving away.