Authorities to look into suspicious fire outside Glenville

Published 10:20 am Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A fire Monday outside of Glenville that destroyed a shed is under investigation after authorities said it happened under suspicious circumstances.

Law enforcement and firefighters were dispatched at approximately 6:23 a.m. to 11724 870th Ave. Upon arriving, a shed was fully engulfed, and fire trucks could not get back to the shed because the driveway had not been plowed, according to the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office. A Freeborn County snowplow was used to open up the driveway.

The property was abandoned, and the shed reportedly housed hay and other farm equipment, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

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Loss was estimated at $35,000.

The State Fire Marshall’s Office was called to the scene.

The Myrtle Fire Department was assisted by Glenville fire and the Sheriff’s Office on scene.