Early Morning Fire Destroys Shed and Machinery in Dubuque County

An early morning fire has destroyed a machine shed and its contents in rural Dubuque County.  The Dubuque County Sheriff’s office says several departments responded to the blaze at about 3:00 AM Thursday morning at the Bruce Engelken residence at 25005 New Vienna Road.  A 40  by 80 foot machine shed and several pieces of farm machinery and equipment are considered a total loss.

No injuries were reported. The exact cause of the fire is unknown at this time but is not considered suspicious.

Firefighters from Epworth, Holy Cross, Centralia, New Vienna, and Farley responded to the fire.