Maple Grove greenhouse ravaged by fire asking people to help ‘save Christmas’ at 8 a.m. Tuesday

After a devastating fire, the owners of Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery in Maple Grove are asking volunteers to help them save Christmas.

At 8 a.m. Tuesday, Lynde workers will be moving their poinsettia crop to an off-site greenhouse, and they are looking for people to help carry plants. Those interested can go to 9293 Pineview Lane in Maple Grove.

The owners expressed gratitude in an Instagram post:

“We first want to thank you for the outpouring of support and kindness that you have shown us. We are so grateful and appreciative! In order to save Christmas, we need to relocate our Poinsettia crop from Maple Grove to an off-site greenhouse, and we need your help to make this happen!”

As previously reported, a 3-alarm fire destroyed greenhouses at the family-owned business on Sunday.

Maple Grove Fire Chief Tim Bush told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS firefighters were called back to the site around 9:30 p.m. Monday night for a small fire in a debris pile.

Bush says the secondary fire was a flare-up resulting from the first fire. Sometimes, Bush explains, areas with a lot of material that are not reached by water during initial operations can smolder and flare up.

The fire department is still investigating the cause of the first fire.