Historic Waterville landmark goes up in flames


Kopey’s Garage has served as storage for many years, but in its heyday, it was a Ford dealership in downtown Waterville. The historic landmark went up in flames Thursday night.

Kopeys Garage Fire Footage 2020-04-16

Kopeys Garage Fire Footage 2020-04-16

The turn-of-the-last-century building was fully involved when fire crews arrived. Cell phone video from onlookers can pick up the sound of popping, snapping and minor explosions. A wall of the building collapsed as firefighters doused the blaze with water.

We hope to get more information from the Douglas County Fire District as it becomes available.