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Large fire in rural Eyota causes an estimated $500K in damage

Large fire in rural Eyota causes an estimated $500K in damage

(THE MED CITY BEAT) - A large fire in rural Olmsted County on Tuesday caused an estimated $500,000 in damage.

KAAL-TV reports crews were called to the 10300 block of 20th Street SE in Eyota just after 3 a.m. on a report of a structure fire. When firefighters arrived, they found a large shed fully engulfed in flames.

The fire destroyed the shed and four trucks parked inside, notes a report by KROC-AM.

 
 

Then around 10:30 a.m., the fire spread embers to a nearby building. KTTC-TV reports three classic cars, a boat and round baler in the building were lost in the blaze.

"This was a large shed fire that destroyed a substantial amount of equipment and vehicles," said the Olmsted County Sheriff's Department on its Facebook page"Additionally, there was a large amount of hay in and near the shed that ignited. This was a big, smelly, and dangerous fire."

The Rochester Fire Department assisted volunteer firefighters from Dover and Eyota to help put out the fire. 

Simply stated, these are good people that are summoned at all hours to help their neighbors and strangers in times of personal crisis. We at the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office want to thank all of our community volunteers that make great personal sacrifices in times of crisis.
— Olmsted County Sheriff's Department

The property's owner was away on business when the incident happened. An investigation into what started the fire is under way.

 

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