Firefighters Extinguish Snowmobile Blaze

Sheldon, Iowa — A snowmobile in a building was damaged in a fire in Sheldon on Sunday afternoon.
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Fire Company Chief Jerry Meyer says that about 1 PM the Sheldon Fire Company was called to the report at 710 Second Avenue. That address is that of Heartland Steel — the former Hamill Motors building.

Meyer says when firefighters arrived, smoke was seen coming out of an overhead door.

Using water with foam, firefighters had the fire under control within about 5 minutes after the initial attack, he says.

The snowmobile sustained heavy damage and the ceiling above it had some light charring and smoke damage, says Meyer.

He says the fire started while a person was working on the snowmobile.

Meyer says no injuries were reported.

He says the Fire Company responded with about 12 firefighters and was on scene for about a half hour.

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