Early Tuesday morning, March 30th, at 4:54a.m., Redfield Rural Fire Department responded to a house fire across from the city landfill. The house, owned by Chad Moore, was being rented out by Will Rernleitner, but the building was unoccupied at the time of the fire.
After seeing the blaze, Jade Jandel called the fire department. According to the rural fire department, upon their arrival, the house was completely enveloped in flames. After three hours of putting out the flames, the fire subsided, only to reignite at 8a.m.
The second time around, the fire took 45 minutes to put out. There were no injuries, but a couple pickup trucks, a new tractor and other belongings were lost in the blaze.
After the fire, the Redfield Fire Department made the following statement on their Facebook page:
“Please use extreme caution during these dry and windy parts of the year. Just a reminder to farmers to maybe have a disk hooked up and ready to go, as well as water tanks full. We appreciate those items when the time is needed.”
Update: The cause of the fire is still under investigation at the time of this writing, and the fire department has been called to the scene a third time.