Afternoon fire destroys two old buildings

Worthington Fire Department dispatched to the scene

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An old outbuilding was destroyed by fire on an acreage a mile west of Worthington on Nobles County 12 Tuesday afternoon. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)

WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Fire Department was dispatched Tuesday afternoon to a blaze on an acreage in the 30000 block of 270th Street, a mile west of Worthington, during extremely windy conditions.

Fire Chief Jason Larsen said one building had completely collapsed and another deteriorated building was on fire by the time firefighters arrived on the scene. Fire had also started in one corner of a machine shed on the property.

“We were able to knock that down pretty quick,” Larsen said, adding that the contents of the machine shed were safe.

Firefighters were called to the scene at approximately 2:30 p.m., and were still on the scene two hours later to ensure a blaze didn't reignite.

The cause of the fire, located on property owned by Martha Naab, was undetermined.


The Rushmore Fire Department provided mutual aid.

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Firefighters from the Worthington Fire Department were dispatched to a fire on an acreage a mile west of Worthington Tuesday afternoon on Nobles County 12. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)

Julie Buntjer became editor of The Globe in July 2021, after working as a beat reporter at the Worthington newspaper since December 2003. She has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism from South Dakota State University.
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