Epworth Fire Department

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Epworth Fire responds to Barn Fire on Seymour Lane
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By Chief Thomas Berger
November 30, 2017

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 07:32 p.m. the Epworth Fire Department was notified by the Dubuque County 911 Center of a fully involved barn fire at 23473 Seymour Lane, rural Epworth. Upon arrival, firefighters found a 60x80 farm building fully involved. The barn had farm machinery and 44 corn stock bales inside. The farm is owned by Jim and Lisa Seymour. Mutual aid assistance was provided by the Centralia/Peosta Fire Department, Holy Cross and Farley Fire Department tankers. 22 Firefighters responded and remained on the scene for over four hours. The building is considered a total loss. Damage is estimated $75,000. The Epworth Fire Department was also assisted at the scene by the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office and Maquoketa Valley REC. The cause of the fire is undetermined and is not considered to be suspicious in nature. There was no damage to any nearby structures and no injuries reported.

Units: Command 774 and 777, Engines 701 and 702, Tanker 735, Brush 746, Medic 752
 
Mutual Aid: Farley Fire Department, Centralia-Peosta Fire Department, Holy Cross-North Buena Vista Fire Department
 

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