Update: Hay pile likely causes shed firePublished 4:07pm Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Fire destroyed a shed Tuesday afternoon northwest of Austin; however, the property owner was already in the process of tearing the structure down when flames broke out.
No people or animals were injured in the blaze. A burning hay pile just west of the building likely caused the fire.
Joe Sheedy was tearing down his shed at the farm about a mile northwest of Austin at 23711 513th Ave. when, he suspects, an ember ignited the fire.
Firefighters from Austin and Brownsdale responded to the fire shortly before 3 p.m. and shuttled water from Austin to the scene. According to the Austin Fire Department, crews stayed at the site for more than three hours.