$1.1M in damage in fire near Elkton


ELKTON – A Wednesday blaze northwest of Elkton has caused an estimated $1.1 million in damage, according to a report from the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

The fire, which was reported at 2:05 p.m. at 48312 216th St., engulfed two unoccupied shop buildings – a west one valued at $150,000 and an east one valued at $500,000 – and destroyed other items as well:

• Trees valued at $200,000
• John Deer 7800 valued at $60,000

• Sommers 1,600-gallon sprayer valued at $40,000

• Polaris Razor valued at $35,000

• 2,200 gallons of diesel fuel valued at $10,000

• A pallet of oil valued at $8,000

Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring said in the release that multiple agencies responded to the fire. They were the sheriff’s office, Elkton Fire Department, Elkton Ambulance, Aurora Fire Department, White Fire Department, Bruce Fire Department, Volga Fire Department, Sinai Fire Department, Brookings Fire Department and Brookings County Emergency Management Office.

Sebring said agencies were on the scene until 9:33 p.m. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

No injuries were reported.

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