Fire at Spring Point Township Building


Published on July 11 2013 10:14 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Fire destroyed a dump truck but caused only minor damage to the structure Thursday morning at the Spring Point Township building.

Montrose Fire Protection District firefighters were called to the building along the Montrose Blacktop east of Sigel just after 7am.  Montrose Fire Chief Chris Overbeck said the fire started in a dump truck known as "Old Yellow" although what caused the fire is not known.  The truck was stored inside the township building along with all of the other road maintenance equipment overnight.

The fire was hot enough to burn away much of the front of the dump truck and to melt some plastic attached to the ceiling of the building, but there was no structural damage to the building.  No one was injured.

Montrose firefighters were assisted by companies from Neoga, Sigel and Teutopolis.  The last fire units cleared the scene at 8:30am.