Fire destroys farm shed

Bowden firefighters were called out to a shed fire early Thursday evening, around 12 kilometres west of Bowden.

Bowden firefighters were called out to a shed fire early Thursday evening, around 12 kilometres west of Bowden.

Fire Chief Larry Werner said the building was an old chicken coop made into a shed that still had power running into it. He said it’s believed an electrical wire shorted out and started the blaze. He said the shed held some old snowmobiles and other items.

Nine Bowden firefighters, using a tanker, a pumper and two rapid response units were on the scene that was just under a kilometre south of Hwy 587, along Range Road 24.

It took them a little over two hours from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to get the fire under control and then mop up afterwards. Tom Metzger, assistant chief for Red Deer County protective services, was called out to investigate the cause of the fire. No one was hurt during the blaze and the fire was contained without spreading.

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