12/24 Machine Shed Fire

Fire destroys a machine storage shed and several pieces of farm machinery in the Town of Hartford on Monday night.  According to the report filed by Sgt Nathan Peskie of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department , an emergency  call was reported just prior to 9:15pm. Sheriff Deputies and the St. Lawerence Fire Department responded to 6541 County Road K in the Town of Hartford. Upon their arrival, emergency responders found the metal machine shed to be completely ablaze with the fire rapidly intensifying in close proximity to the residence. The St Lawrence Fire Department requested assistance from a total of ten area county fire departments. The Washington County Highway Department also responded and salted the water and ice that was covering County Road K to facilitate safe fire apparatus access.  County Road K between Highway 83 and North Main Street was closed for approximately 4 hours to help firefighting operations.  According to Sgt Peskie, the approximate 48’x72’ metal framed machine shed contained a large tractor, two skid loaders, and several pieces of farm machinery. The residence at the property was also affected by the fires heat with moderate exterior damage.   The cause of the fire is not known at this time, however there was an electric oil heater running prior to the fire. The machine shed and its contents are considered a complete loss, plus the residence suffered moderate exterior damage as a result of the adjacent fire and heat, but no dollar estimates are available at this time. Assisting fire departments were Hartford, Allenton, Slinger, Jackson, West Bend, Richfield, Theresa, Woodland, Kohlsville, and Neosho. WE energies assisted with de-energizing the residence. There were no injuries as a result of the incident. The fire is being investigated by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
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Location : HartfordKohlsvilleWashington
People : Nathan Peskie
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