Fire destroyed a huge storage shed in Sheldon Wednesday afternoon. The cause is yet-to-be-determined, according to Sheldon Fire Chief Stan Molter…….
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The state Fire Marshall will examine the ruined-remains today. Sheldon Police will also question some local citizens who reported the fire. The approximate 40 by 80 foot wood structure is gone, along with a few items owner Darryl Conley had stored inside. Conley was able to remove three semi-tractor trailers from the site before they were damaged
The building was along the railroad tracks just off Center Street in Sheldon.
Molter said the firefighting effort put a real strain on the village water supply, so the mutual aid provided by firemen from Watseka, Donovan, and Iroquois-Concord was appreciated, Molter said…….
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Stockland and Kentland, IN fire departments were also enroute but were called off when the fire was brought under control.
Molter also said other volunteers helped during a pretty warm afternoon……. (issue) :22 # 22
The Chief said the value of the loss is unknown at this point…….. (building) :20 # 23
Molter said the cause does raise questions ……. (on this) :19 # 24
Sheldon firemen were at the scene for about 45-minutes this (Thur) morning when the fire rekindled around 6:30 am.
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