A Bluffton couple who recently watched a large workshop close to their home go up in flames were quick to express their gratefulness and appreciation to emergency crews who were on the scene.
“Both Ken and I are really, really appreciative. They were all very supportive. The firemen were just wonderful and the police as well. And the neighbors really gathered around and helped,” said Norma Harris.
Rimbey Fire chief John Weisgerber said the fire call came in shortly after 9 p.m. April 20.
Firemen struggled to quell the flames until around 2 a.m. but the workshop, which was used for tools and storage, was destroyed.
“It was a good-sized shed, about the size of a garage,” said Weisgerber. “It was destroyed but we were able to keep the fire from spreading to the house, which only received very minimal damage.”
Weisgerber said there was a strong wind the night of the fire and the firefighters stayed on the scene to make sure there were no hot spots which could cause further damage.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.