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Fire destroys abandoned farmhouse near Hecker

By on October 12, 2013 at 10:53 am
Firemen assess the scene early Saturday morning. (Corey Saathoff photo)

Firemen assess the scene early Saturday morning. (Corey Saathoff photo)

The Hecker, Red Bud and Waterloo fire departments responded to the scene of a fully engulfed abandoned farmhouse and adjacent barn in the area of J Road near KK Road around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Motorists driving in the area and nearby residents reported flames shooting hundreds of feet in the air and called 911.

The both old farm structures were completely destroyed. The buildings were located well off the roadway in a wooded area and field off J Road.

No injuries were reported in the incident.


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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.