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Wilson Museum Begins Extensive Cleanup

Posted January 20, 2000 6:00 a.m. EST

— A massive cleanup is under way in Wilson's Imagination Station after last week's fire.

The overnight blaze did more than $200,000 damage and killed more than two dozen exotic animals.

While the museum looks for a temporary home, a cleaning crew from Atlanta is taking care of the mess. Everything from computers to antiques are being carefully cleaned.

"You don't have any magic wands. You've got to physically clean everything. You've got to get into the crevices, cracks. We use Q-tips, we use cloths, we use sponges," says Rodney Williamson of Disaster Services Inc.

Imagination Station employees hope to find a suitable temporary location and open its doors in about two weeks.

Repairs to the original building could take months.