Monday, Feb. 17, at 10:47 p.m., the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Watkins Fire Department, Eden Valley Fire Department, Kimball Fire Department, Litchfield Police Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to a report of a two-story house fire at 33183 CSAH 2, Forest City Township.
The house was owned by Thomas and Marie Moyer of Watkins and was being rented by Wayne Erstad, 63, of Watkins and Celestino Deliz, 59, of Watkins. Wayne Erstad called and reported that he noticed smoke coming from the basement area of the house. The house and property inside were soon engulfed in flames and were a total loss. The personal property in the house was valued at $10,000. The value of the house is unknown at this time.
There were no injuries as a result of this house fire. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined and the State Fire Marshal was contacted about the house fire.