Sunday Fire Destroys Rural Shop NW Of Chadron


Photo – Mike Bogner

CHADRON – A fire Sunday morning destroyed a repair shop on a ranch just off Highway 385 about 5 miles northwest of Chadron.

Chadron VFD Chief Jack Rhembrandt says the shop was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived about 10:00 am. A definitive cause has not been determined, but Chief Rhembrandt says it was most likely electrical in nature.

Rhembrandt has no estimate on the dollar loss, but says the shop building was destroyed long with contents that included all the equipment normally found in a repair shop plus an ATV, UTV, and a pickup.