The owner of the former Portage Hotel continues to deal with the consequences of last Thursday's fire.

Dave Andrews has spent the week trying to salvage what he can from the wreckage.

He adds they're beginning to organize what needs to be accomplished by setting up a temporary office in the former Outlaws building.
Andrews is exhausted, calling the week emotionally draining. While he'd like to re-build the hotel, the matter is up in the air right now.

The fire affected his family as well, but Andrews is confident they'll get through. He adds Portagers have supported them through the experience.