JEPARIT recently suffered though a tragedy, losing its newsagency, electrical goods and hardware store to an inferno on May 24.
However, proprietor Daryl Holden has found amazing support within the town as they helped to keep the newsagency running while a new location is found.
Mr Holden now sells papers from the empty store adjacent to Jeparit Post Office and is in the process of purchasing the former post office to use as a permanent building.
The newsagency, which burnt down in the fire and suffered a collapsed roof, will be demolished, hopefully this week.
Mr Holden said there had been fantastic support from the Jeparit community and he thanked everyone who had supported them and were continuing to do so.
According to District 17 operations officer Peter Bell, the fire damage was mostly in the front half of the shop, however, the rest of the shop received smoke and heat damage.
The fire was caused by an electrical fault in the front window display with the fire soon raging through the store and into the roof, which later collapsed.
Mr Holden said the purchase of the former post office would hopefully be finalised in early September.
“We are planning to have the newsagency, take away food and hardware goods for sale,” he said.