A fire early Thursday morning destroyed a building and inflicted damage to a lumber yard at Steinkamp Home Center in Huntingburg.
Firefighters with the Huntingburg Fire Department were called out just before 5:30 Thursday morning after employees at the nearby Masterbrand Cabinets facility noticed smoke and flames coming from behind the store located along Main Street.
Fire Chief Scott Patberg says he believes an electrical short of some nature was the cause of the blaze that destroyed the 32 x 48 pole barn that housed equipment. He says the fire for the most part was contained to that area.
Patberg says no other structures were damaged and also noted that no one was at work when the fire broke out and no injuries were reported. Patberg credited the use of the department’s newly acquired 78 foot aerial ladder that made it’s first run as well as the department’s 95 foot tower.
Five trucks and more than 20 firefighters were on the scene for more than two hours.
The Huntingburg Police Department, Huntingburg Municipal Utilities and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted.
Huntingburg firefighters were assisted at this morning’s fire by officers with the Huntingburg Police Department, Huntingburg Municipal Utilities and Memorial Hospital EMS.