Property owner loses 25 bales of straw in yesterday’s fire
Fremont County Fire Protection District Chief Ron Wempen said yesterday’s fire at #12 Dirt Road off 8 Mile Road was fairly minor thanks to quick action from firefighters.
The property owner was reportedly working on his farm when he noticed a fire break out in his straw bales. He lost 25 bales of straw and his skid loader suffered very minor damage. Wempen said the 15-20 mph winds were blowing the fire towards a barn on the property, but firefighters were able to contain the blaze and there was no damage to the structure.
Pavillion Battalion #7, Midvale Battalion #8, North Portal Battalion #11 and Missouri Valley Battalion #4 responded to the fire at approximately 5:45 p.m. and were on scene for about three hours. Wempen noted the Fremont County Fire Protection District will not be doing a formal investigation into the cause of the fire.