Rural Ocheyedan Family Homeless After Monday House Fire

Date posted - October 23, 2012

Ocheyedan, Iowa — A rural Ocheyedan family is homeless after a fire caused extensive damage to the home they were living in.

Ocheyedan Fire Chief Dan Hartwig reports that about 7:45 Monday morning (10/22), fire crews were called to 6429 180th Street. Hartwig says that’s a mile south of the Ocheyedan Mound and a quarter mile east.

When they got there, Hartwig says they saw flames coming out of the bedroom window and a lot of smoke. He says they used water to fight the fire, and foam on the insulation.

The home, owned by Sunrise Farms, sustained extensive damage. The chief estimates the damage may be in the $80,000 range. The cause is still unknown, but the chief thinks it may have been electrical in nature.

The May City Fire Department was also called for water. Hartwig thinks about 9000 gallons was used to fight the fire.

Fire crews were on-scene about two hours and twenty minutes.

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One Response to “Rural Ocheyedan Family Homeless After Monday House Fire”

  1. Robert Lane Worrick says:

    This is my daugther Lyndi,soninlaw Pat Webb,and grandson’s,Tom and Jack’s home that went up in smoke and fire…I just thank God that they all are safe!!They may have lost everything they have, but the most important thing is that the Lord was and is watching over them, and they are all safe…I’m going over there sunday the 28th to there new home just down the road, east about a half mile from where they lived and help Lyndi make a list of things they will need.pot’s, pan’s,towels, bedding, table & chairs..ect..they perty much lost everything!!! If anyone can help out with some of these things, this young family sure could use it!!..Father God i thank you for the safty of my family, and i thank you for the people that have, and will help this family get back on there feet to see and feel the power and love that the lord has in store for them,in your son Jesus name i pray.

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