Dubuque County Shed Destroyed By Fire

A building was destroyed by fire late Monday evening in Dubuque County.  The Dubuque County Sheriff’s office and area fire departments responded to the blaze at about 11:35 PM at the Stephen McDermott residence at 21728 Pleasant Grove Road East where a 40X60 foot shed was fully engulfed in flames. The building and its contents, mostly hay and straw bales, was a total loss estimated at $100,000. The exact cause of the fire is unknown but does not appear suspicious in nature. Firefighters from Epworth, Centralia, and Farley responded to the fire.