?We wanted to be prepared for what could happen,? he said.
Although the fire leveled the two-story, wooden structure?which Steketee estimated as being about 3,000 square feet? three other outbuildings came through unscathed.
Steketee said in checking with the Marion County appraiser, the location, designated as ag use, was valued at about $8,000.
About two hours after arriving, Steketee said he turned the scene back over to the owner, Brad Wiens, to supervise the dying fire.
Steketee estimated the fire probably started 10 minutes before they were on scene, based on the dry conditions.