Rural Massena Machine Shed destroyed by fire


March 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An early morning fire has destroyed a machine shed in rural Cass County. According to reports, at blaze broke out at around midnight Wednesday, about 5-miles south of Massena. Massena Fire Chief Brad Lank said crews from Massena, Cumberland and Corning fought the flames which destroyed the structure on the Joe and Kathy Clinton farm. The couple reportedly heard explosions and looked out to see their machine shed engulfed in flames. Most of the building was already gone by the time firefighters arrived. In addition to the structure, several pieces of farm equipment, including a combine, five tractors, some 4-wheel ATV’s and a semi-tractor trailer were lost. Firefighters were at the scene about three hours. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remained under investigation.