Wind-whipped fire damages Evansville farmA fire Friday destroyed a barn and more at the Timothy Michael Anderson residence near Evansville.
By: Staff Report, Alexandria Echo Press
A fire Friday destroyed a barn and more at the Timothy Michael Anderson residence near Evansville.
At approximately 3 p.m., the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a structure fire at Anderson’s residence, located at 17567 County Road 1 NW.
According to the sheriff’s report, the Evansville, Ashby and Millerville fire departments were called out to the scene.
The fire was contained within a short period of time, but the barn was a total loss.
It appears the fire started at the barn and rapidly went across the yard because of the strong winds. The windy conditions also started a couple of smaller fires in different locations at the residence, noted authorities.
Besides the barn, there were several items lost due to the fires, including a Honda four-wheeler, a Honda three-wheeler, a couple of old wagons and a few tires, just to name a few.
The barn had no livestock and was used as storage only, according to the report.