Sunday Morning Fire Destroys Teutopolis Farm Building


Published on May 9 2016 7:01 am
Last Updated on May 9 2016 7:07 am
Written by Dustin White

An early morning fire destroyed a non-residence building Sunday morning in Teutopolis.

A shop and machine shed on the property of Bill Funneman, located at 16965 E. 1700th Avenue north of T-town, were fully engulfed when Teutopolis fire personnel reached the scene at 3:40 a.m.

Firefighting crews, which included tanker trucks from Montrose and Sigel, were on the scene for about two hours. Unfortunately, the building and its contents -- which included three antique tractors, a utility tractor and woodworking tools -- were a total loss.

Tim McMahon, fire chief for Teutopolis Fire Protection District, says the cause of the fire is yet undetermined, although he suspects lightning might have initiated the blaze.