No one injured in Tuesday shed fireNo one was injured when a rural Jamestown fire destroyed a shed Tuesday morning, according to the Jamestown Rural Fire Department.
By: By Sun Staff , The Jamestown Sun
No one was injured when a rural Jamestown fire destroyed a shed Tuesday morning, according to the Jamestown Rural Fire Department.
The fire was reported at 10 a.m. at 8130 73rd Ave. SE.
The Jamestown Rural Fire Department responded with eight firefighters and four trucks and were on the scene for about an hour, said Rick Woehl, rural fire chief.
“He was burning garbage in a burn barrel and it crept from the garage beside it and it burned it up,” Woehl said.
Owner Ron Rosemore admitted he was burning garbage, but he thought the cold and frost would prevent a fire.
“When I first come out, it was blazing,” Rosemore said.
Woehl said even with the cold and the frost that fires are still a danger.
“There’s a lot of dry undergrowth out there and even with the frost and cool temperatures there’s a lot of fuel to be burned,” Woehl said.
The shed, which contained two snow blowers and a tractor tire, was a total loss.
Woehl estimated $4,000 in damage.