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Rural shed and contents are million dollar loss

Posted by wlpo on April 17, 2016

A rural Cedar Point machine shed and contents are termed a million dollar loss.  The farmer awoke to see his shed in flames at 2:30am Sunday and it became a total loss by the time Cedar Point firemen arrived.  Chief Mike Skowera said the fire had too much of a headstart.  The property is 2 miles north of Cedar Point.

Inside it were a combine,  several tractors including a 4 wheel drive unit, grain cart and antique tractors.  The chief said other than the fire’s head start, there were no problems in fighting the blaze.  A State Fire Marshall will view the scene Monday to see if a cause can be determined.  The house on the property was upwind of any embers. The flames inside the 90 by 60 building were seen from at least 4 miles away.


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