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10/19/2020 12:17:00 PM
Fire destroys property in High Forest
Stewartville firefighters used the departmentís newly purchased aerial truck to knock down a fire at Jon Nelsonís property in High Forest on Oct. 9 and 10.
Stewartville firefighters used the departmentís newly purchased aerial truck to knock down a fire at Jon Nelsonís property in High Forest on Oct. 9 and 10.
Fire destroyed an office building at Jon Nelson's property in High Forest on Friday, Oct. 9.
Capt. Steve Denny of the Stewartville Fire Department said firefighters got the call from a passerby at 9:19 that evening. Twenty-one firefighters responded in a fire engine, an aerial truck, two tankers and a rescue truck.
The building, which measured 120 feet by 80 feet and housed a number of business offices, was fully involved in fire when firefighters arrived, Denny said.
"We hit it with attack lines off the fire engine," he said. "As the fire got up to the second story, it spread through the whole building..."
For more on this story pick up your copy of the Oct. 20 Stewartville STAR.





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