O'Brien County Authorities Investigating Fire That Destroyed Vacant Farm House

Tue 4-9-2019

(Primghar)-- Authorities in O'Brien county say the cause of a fire Sunday that destroyed a vacant farm house east of Paullina is suspicious in nature and they're investigating.

The Sheriff's Office says firefighters from several departments were called to the scene at 4682 Sorrel Avenue around 2:00 pm Sunday and found the structure completely engulfed when they got there. Authorities say the house was a total loss.

Anyone with any information into the fire is being asked to contact the O'Brien County Sheriff's Office. That includes any information pertaining to suspicious people or vehicles that may have been seen on or around the property.

The O'Brien County Crime Dusters program is offering a $400 reward for anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case. Information may be provided anonymously by contacting the O'Brien County Sheriff's Office at (712) 957-3415 or by going to