Saturday night fire destroys Nelson shop

It was after 10 p.m. Saturday when a dispatcher working in the Nuckolls County Sheriff's Office located on Nelson's East Fourth Street looked outside the office and saw flames leaping into the sky.

She wasn't sure of the location but surmised it was near what was once the Baldridge shop located east of the current C&M Supply service station. A former grain storage quonset obscured her view to the west.

The Nelson Volunteer Fire Department was paged out. They found a fire about a block northeast of their fire barn had engulfed a metal building owned by Craig Corman.

It was a hot, spectacular bl...


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