Large shed destroyed in Sunday morning fire in Colfax Township

A shed and its contents were destroyed by fire early Sunday morning in Colfax Township. The total dollar amount lost was estimated at $200,000. There were no injuries reported.


NEW LONDON β€” A 30-foot by 70-foot shed and its unidentified contents were a total loss after a fire early Sunday morning at a property located on the 400 block of Minnesota Highway 9 in Colfax Township, near New London.

According to a news release from the New London Fire Department, the property owner called 911 and reported the shed was on fire and fully engulfed. When firefighters arrived, the building was engulfed and the roof had collapsed.

An exterior attack of the fire was conducted and firefighters also protected the other outbuildings from the flames. Firefighters were on scene for about four hours and there were no injuries reported.


The total loss of the structure and goods was estimated at $200,000, the release said.

Assisting the New London Fire Department were the Belgrade, Brooten, Spicer and Sunburg fire departments; New London Ambulance; and the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.

Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email or direct 320-214-4373.

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