Shed and equipment destroyed by fire
by Karin L. Nauber
It took less than four hours to turn thousands of dollars worth of farm equipment into tangled, charred ruins at the May family farm in rural Browerville.
Less than four hours to destroy what took years to build.
Less than four hours...
It was at approximately 10:13 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 when a neighbor who lives across the field from the May farm called Ted (May) and told him that a shed was on fire.
“Ted took off to see if he could save anything and I called 911,” said Amy Claseman, Ted’s partner.
According to a report from the Browerville Fire Department, the call was received at 10:15 p.m.
They responded with mutual aid from the Clarissa and Long Prairie fire departments.
Unfortunately, the metal Quonset machine shed was burning hot and fast. It became clear that the best thing to do was to try to contain the fire and to keep the nearby loafing shed with several steers in it safe from the blaze. . . .