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Wapello County farmhouse spared from fire

Most of the fire spread to a horse trailer, farm equipment and piles of wood on the property/Beth Waldon

Wapello County firefighters arrived to a structure fire Thursday, just minutes before flames spread to a neighboring house.

Around 2:30 p.m., crews were called to a report of a structure fire at a cattle farm on Highway 34 near Blakesburg.

Most of the fire spread to a horse trailer, farm equipment and piles of wood on the property.

The fire came pretty close to touching a nearby house and warehouse, but crews arrived just in time to put out the flames.

The Blakesburg Fire Department and Wapello County Emergency Management assisted Wapello County firefighters with Thursday's fire.

Flames were under control in less than an hour. Crews at the scene Thursday were not available right away to say what caused it.


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