Sheldon Firefighters Extinguish Grass Fire Between Old 60 & Railroad Tracks

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Fire Company was called out to a grass fire on Monday, March 4, 2024, in southern Sheldon.

According to Sheldon Fire Chief Brad Hindt, at about 3:55 p.m., the Sheldon Fire Company was called to the report of a brush fire across from 3011 2nd Avenue in Sheldon — the Maintainer south plant.

The chief says the fire department saw part of the ditch burning between Old Highway 60 and the railroad tracks as they approached the scene.

Hindt says no injuries were reported.

He says the cause of the fire appeared to be related to an insulator that had broken on the overhead power line, which dropped sparks when it shorted to the metal pole. He says they called MidAmerican who made repairs.

Chief Hindt reports that the damage was limited to about 500 feet of grass. He says since the pole was metal, it was not damaged.

He says the firefighters who responded were on the scene for about half an hour.


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