Barn fire spreads to house near Nora

Thursday afternoon was a bad one for fires in the area between Nora and Hardy. Two were reported about the same time.

The Hardy and Superior departments were called to battle a soybean field fire on the former George Hansen farm northwest of Hardy. The trucks were out about 4 hours.

About the same time, members of the Nelson, Ruskin and Deshler deparments were fighting a structure fire along Highway 136 at a location some have described as the former Alvin Epley home.

That fire apparently started in a barn and spread to the garage attached to the modern ranch-style home.

While the damage appea...


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