Car Destroyed In Fire Near Ritter

Ritter, Iowa — A car was destroyed in a fire on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 near Ritter.
According to Sheldon Fire Chief Jerry Meyer, about 5:20 PM, the Sheldon Fire Company was called to the report of car fire on Northwest Boulevard, or old Highway 60, about a half mile south of Ritter, or about three and a half miles north of Sheldon.

The chief says the car was fully engulfed as they approached the scene. He says they used water and foam to fight the fire.

Meyer reports that there were no injuries.

He says the cause of the fire is unknown at this time, and that the car was probably totaled.

Chief Meyer says they used about 500 gallons of water to fight the fire, and crews were on scene for about 45 minutes.

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