Archive for Monday, December 16, 2013

Fire destroys outbuilding at homestead west of Baldwin City

Firefighters spray water Monday morning on the remains of an outbuilding at 1288 N. 400 Rd. The fire at the home of Walt Babbit caused an estimated $10,000 in damages.

Firefighters spray water Monday morning on the remains of an outbuilding at 1288 N. 400 Rd. The fire at the home of Walt Babbit caused an estimated $10,000 in damages.

December 16, 2013

A fire destroyed an outbuilding and caused an estimated $10,000 worth of damage this morning at a rural homestead west of Baldwin City.

Lt. Blake McCall of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said neighbors reported a fire at 11:30 a.m. at the home of Walt Babbit, at 1288 North 200 Road. The owner estimated the loss at about $10,000, mostly to tools stored in the building, he said.

There were no injuries and no one was home at the time of the fire, McCall said.

Units from the Palmyra and Wakarusa township fire departments and the Baldwin City Fire Department assisted the Willow Springs Township Fire Department with the fire, McCall said.

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