Embers from burning leaves ignited a grassfire and an old school house south of Garfield Wednesday, April 25. The schoolhouse became fully engulfed and was declared a total loss.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Dena Hintermeister had set fire to a pile of leaves inside a burnpit near an old school house on her property. She made an emergency call to the sheriff's department at 2:57 p.m., from a farm building on fire at 497 Norlana Lane SW.

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Hintermeister lost personal items that were inside the school house to the fire.

The Garfield and Brandon fire departments and North Ambulance were on scene along with the sheriff's office.