Fire destroys Jerome dairy commodity building

Published: Aug. 29, 2016 at 9:26 AM MDT
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A fire destroyed a commodity shed that housed equipment and feed for cattle early Sunday morning.

The Jerome Rural Fire Department responded to a fire reported around 5 a.m. and found the building completely engulfed in flames when they arrived.

The owner of the facility, Jimmy Prince, says it was the biggest loss he's experienced in his 25 years of farming.

The remains were still burning Monday, but the fire department continue to check on it to make sure the fire doesn't spread.

Prince estimated at least $150,000 in damages and is working with their insurance company to cover the loss.

Although, the cause is still being investigated, he said the fire may have been an electrical issue or caused by the tractor.