Keizer Wheels factory catches fire

Tragic scenes from the factory of the auto racing supplier

Keizer Wheels provides wheels for a wide range of racing industries. The company is based in Orange City, Iowa and produces high-qualify aluminum wheels.

On Wednesday night, their factory caught fire. The fire started around 9:30pm CT.

It took multiple fire departments to extinguish the flames. Four hours later, the fire finally dissipated.

Orange City Fire Chief Denny Vander Wel wasn’t sure what started the fire. However, he estimated the property damage at $4 million.

Now, a popular supplier in the racing industry will be forced to start from scratch.

Keizer Wheels commented via social media, “We are devastated @ K2W We’re heartbroken for all keizer customers that have taken us here. We don’t know if this is the end, or a new beginning. We’ll have temp office set up on Tuesday to start fielding questions. We appreciate the prayers from our racing family. Luv you all.”

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The racing community has reached out:

Landon Simon stated via twitter, “Heartbroken for our long time partner & friends at Keizer. Their new facility burnt to a complete loss, last night. Wade & his team are amazing people that do so much, for so many of us racers. Thoughts, prayers & support during this devastating situation.”

Dave Darland stated, “Thinking of our friends @keizerwheels today as they are dealing with a complete loss of the business in a fire. We are praying for everyone involved in this loss. Hopefully they can rebuild and be stronger than ever.”

Tim Clauson stated, “Wade & @keizerwheels have been partners of ours since the very beginning more then that Wade has been a friend to me during my most trying times. I am heartbroken today to see what he and his family and employees are going through. Please keep them all in your thoughts & prayers.”

Shane Stewart said, “From all of us @PortCity_Racing we our heart broken for you guys. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.”

Drew Walters stated, “Thoughts are w/everyone @keizerwheels. There’s no doubt in my mind once the recovery process starts after that disaster they’ll be back bigger, badder, & better.”

TripleX Race Co stated, “Our hearts go out to everyone at @keizerwheels and glad to hear everyone is safe. Stay strong and believe in your strength to rebuild, your race families and the race industry are here for you.”

Bulldog Rear Ends stated, “We are heartbroken for our friends at Keizer Wheels. Sorry for this obstacle but know we’re here to help any way we can. We know Wade and his family will bounce back stronger than ever. It’s the USA way!!!”

USAC East stated, “We know Wade will be strong enough to make it through this. Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire @keizerwheels family.”

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