Owners of Iowa's Dobson Pipe Organ plant vow to rebuild

Photo: WHO-13

(Lake City, IA) -- Owners of the Dobson Pipe Organ Builders in Lake City, Iowa are vowing to rebuild after fire destroyed their workshop Tuesday afternoon. The manufacturing plant in northwest Iowa's Calhoun County is known for it's musical creations installed in churches and schools throughout the world.

Owner Lynn Dobson tells WHO-TV 13 they believe the fire started in a dust collection system. One person was injured trying to put out the flames.

Dobson says fire destroyed all the pipe organ drawings and historical archives as well. The company posted the following comment on its Facebook page:

This (Tuesday) afternoon, the Dobson workshop was devastated by fire. One of our coworkers was burned when he discovered and attempted to put out the fire, but he is expected to make a full recovery. We are thankful there was no more serious injury.

We are grateful for your prayers and the many heartfelt expressions of sympathy and support.

Faith Lutheran Church in Clive installed a Dobson pipe organ in 1993.

Dobson pipe organ at Faith Lutheran Church, Clive, Iowa.Photo: With permission from Faith Lutheran Church, Clive, IA

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