Photo by J. Lucero
Firefighters try to douse the flames
A farm shop and contents are a total loss after a fire burned Monday afternoon about five miles south of Hershey.
Not only did the steel building burn, the flames spread to a field of wheat stubble and standing corn field nearby, consuming an estimated 18 acres, a firefighter said.
The fire started around 4 p.m. The Hershey volunteer fired Department responded, assisted by the North Platte Fire Department and a privately owned semi-tanker filled with water.
The location was 19249 West State Farm Road.
The cause has not been determined, Capt. Trent Kleinow of the North Platte Fire Department said Monday after returning from the scene.