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Spirit Lake Fire Dept. Responds To Very Minor Structure Fire On West Side Of West Lake Okoboji

Tue 6-1-2021

(Spirit Lake)-- No injuries were reported in a very minor structure fire this (Tues.) afternoon on the west side of West Lake Okoboji. Spirit Lake Fire Chief Pat Daly tells KUOO news they were called to a residence in the harbor area...Daly & Roof Fire01 

"We were paged out at 2:30 to 15840 Trade Wind Drive. We had a roof on fire. There was roofers there putting a new roof on. Somebody driving by on the road seen it and called it in. Any idea on how it got started? We're still investigating that but we do know the roofers were running for buckets of water trying to get it out before we got there, so. They were trying their darndest to get it out, so."

Daly says it's fortunate the fire was discovered when it was...Daly & Roof Fire02 

"Yes it was, because it didn't burn through the sheeting, it just had the wood shakes going, so. We put a little water up there, we went up and pulled the shingles a little bit and made sure it wasn't down the sheeting and we were good to go, so."

The fire was contained to a very small area of the roof.

Spirit Lake firefighters were on the scene a little more than an hour and-a-half.