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Dubuque County Machine Shed Damaged by Fire

Fire damaged a machine shed in Dubuque County on Tuesday morning.

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to the Joe Wolf residence at 23370 North Bankston Road north of Bankston shortly after 9 am. Fire departments from Epworth, Farley, Holy Cross and Centralia-Peosta also responded, finding a machine shed fully engulfed in flames.

Wolf told authorities he was welding in the machine shed shortly before he noticed flames along a wall in that area.

Damage is estimated at more than $200,000. The Sheriff’s Office says the cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious at this time.


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