Large shed fire in rural Columbia

Pictured, firefighters tear away what’s left of the burned-out shed at 1565 Centerville Road early Saturday morning. (Corey Saathoff photo)

The Columbia, Millstadt and Waterloo fire departments responded shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday to a fully engulfed pole shed fire at 1565 Centerville Road.

Flames were shooting through the roof of the large shed upon firefighter arrival. The building, which sat about 75 feet from a residence, was totally destroyed. Contents inside the shed, which had electricity running to it, included tools, lawnmowers and other storage items.

No injuries were reported in the blaze. A cause of the fire is not yet determined.

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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.
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