Two calls in two days for Cornell Fire

SHED FIRE –– Captain Travis Glaus with the Cornell Area Fire Department sprays water on a shed fire at 16087 County Highway EE, after the building was reported fully engulfed with flames March 11. Denny Klass, fire chief, says the shed-turned-stable was already down by the time crews arrived, and that the cause of the inferno is suspected to be an electric heater. No horses were in the shed at the time, but saddles and two hunting dogs were lost as a result of the fire. (Photo by Monique Westaby)

After some “time off” thanks to very few emergency calls in the last several months, the Cornell Area Fire Department was called back to duty with two calls over the weekend.

The first came in Saturday afternoon, March 11, when a shed was reported ablaze on County Highway EE south of Cornell. The shed, a 24x24 converted stable owned by Adam Webster, was a complete loss by the time crews arrived on scene.

“He said he went in to eat, to have a sandwich,” said Denny Klass, fire chief. “He was in there about half an hour and came out, and it was fully engulfed.”

See Thursday, March 16, 2017, issue of the Courier Sentinel for more on this story. Newspapers can be purchased at our Cadott office or Cornell office.

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