Akron firefighters battle structure fire

Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:12 pm

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At about 4:30 p.m. on a windy Wednesday, March 22, Akron firefighters were called to the Dennis and Diane Smith farm at 18387 K-13 in rural Akron. A 20-year-old large machine shed was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, said Akron Fire Chief Shane Coyle. The machine shed and its contents were a total loss. The cause was a nearby burn barrel. Firefighters were on the scene more than five hours and were assisted by the Hawarden Fire Department. (Above) Firefighters also dealt with burning round hay bales and several bales were moved away from the fire.

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