‘Suspicious’ Fire Destroys House in Sheldon

A fire Wednesday destroyed a house on the south side of Sheldon and officials say the cause is suspicious.

Sheldon’s fire chief says the department was called to the residence around 4:15pm Wednesday and found heavy smoke coming from the front of the house, with fire rolling across the ceiling on the main floor. Firefighters quickly attacked the fire and stood by to put out hidden fires and hotspots. They used an estimated seven-thousand gallons of water and 25 gallons of foam.

The cause is undetermined and is being ruled a “suspicious fire”. An investigation is ongoing. No injuries were reported.

(courtesy KIWA in Sheldon)


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