For the second consecutive day, a farm shop in western Richland County, North Dakota, caught fire.
The shop, located at 16685 Highway 13, is considered a total loss. It caught fire at approximately 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, May 21.
“Mooreton Fire checked the scene at 8 p.m. (on Monday, May 20),” Richland County Emergency Manager Brett Lambrecht said. “There were no hot spots. The scene was clear at 6:30 a.m., then at about 6:50 a.m., the shop was fully engulfed in flames.”
A cause has not yet been determined. The shop is on the Richard Spellerberg property, 16685 Highway 13, two miles west of Mooreton, North Dakota. It contained tractors, farm equipment and motorcycles.
“There were no high winds to create that quick of a fire,” Lambrecht said. “The fire marshall is still en route to the site.”
No injuries were were reported. Property damage was reported.
“There was a truck in there, a tractor and some personal belongings,” Lambrecht said.
Moderate damage, confined to the shop’s attic, was reported during the initial fire. It occurred at approximately 1:15 p.m. Monday, May 20. The fire broke out in the attic’s southeast corner, Lambrecht said.
Fire departments from Mooreton, Barney, Wyndmere, Dwight, Great Bend, Hankinson and Mantador, North Dakota were at the scene of the second fire. Lambrecht said the Richland County Sheriff’s Office also responded.