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Large shed fire in old Valmeyer

By on December 10, 2017 at 10:34 pm


Pictured, firefighters from four departments work a fire at a shed owned by Bill Dickerson in old Valmeyer. (Corey Saathoff photo)

Four departments responded Sunday night to the scene of a large shed fire in old Valmeyer in the 200 block of School Street near the railroad tracks.

The fire was called in about 9 p.m. by a Union Pacific Railroad official, Valmeyer Fire Chief Floyd Floarke said.

Bill Dickerson’s shed, which is about the size of half a football field, contained a number of vehicles, with several more parked outside, along with a wood-burning stove and other equipment stored inside.

Firefighters from Valmeyer, Maeystown, Waterloo and Columbia provided manpower and water in a desperate attempt to contain the blaze. The shed and many of its contents were destroyed by the fire.

“It was so hot when we got there. There wasn’t much we could do,” Floarke said.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Read more on the incident in the Dec. 13 issue of the Republic-Times newspaper.

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.