Fire Destroys Small Shed

By David Elliott
KRSL – April 13, 2014

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A fire Saturday afternoon in Russell at 1023 North Maple Street destroyed a small utility shed and its contents.

The fire was reported to the Russell Fire Department at about 2:20 Saturday afternoon and was extinguished in approximately five minutes after firefighters arrived.

According to Fire Chief Shane Preston, the blaze destroyed the shed and a couple motorized dirt bikes, along with several other small items. He estimated the total losses to be around $5000.

Preston said the fire was started by careless use of a lighter.

No injuries were reported.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster

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