August 23, 2012

Fire Destroys Farm Building Near Gorin

Firemen from the Gorin and Scotland County fire departments douse the remnants of a Saturday afternoon fire that destroyed a machine shed north of Gorin.

A Saturday afternoon fire destroyed a machine shed and all of its contents north of Gorin. The Scotland County dispatcher received a call at 5:29 p.m. reporting a possible fire on the property, owned by Chad Winters.

The Gorin Fire Department responded to the structure fire call and placed a mutual aid call to the Scotland County Fire Department.

Responding emergency service personnel found the structure fully engulfed in flames. Crews worked shuttling water from a nearby pond to allow the blaze to be extinguished.

The structure and its contents were a complete loss. The contents were owned by Brian and Karen Kraus and Robert and Joni Kraus. The fire destroyed two tractors, a baler, a 1979 Ford pickup, shop tools and some personal belongings that were being stored in the building.

The fire department indicated the blaze likely started in one of the tractors, which had been used prior to the blaze.

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