Four different fire departments were called to a fire last night that kept them there until 4 a.m. and caused nearly $1 million in damage.
A call came in for a structure fire one mile west and two miles north of Highway 14/20 intersection at about 10:45 p.m., according to Brunswick Fire Chief Ed Wahrer. He said the structure was nearly fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
"We just had to contain it," explained Wahrer.
He said the 70 x 100 building, owned by Dean Smith, contained a semi-truck, a pickup and three tractors. All are considered a total loss and the price of the damage amounts to $900,000, according to Wahrer.
"A passerby saw it on the highway," Wahrer said. "And then they alerted him (Smith), and he called it in."
The fire marshal was present, but the cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, Wahrer said.
There was assistance from the Brunswick, Royal, Orchard and Creighton Fire Departments.