Fire Near Watkins Destroys Home 18 Feb 14

For the second time in two days fire destroyed a house in Meeker County.

The sheriff’s department says at 10:47 p.m. last night they were called to an address on County Road 2 in Forest City Township, near Watkins after renter Wayne Erstad noticed smoke coming from the basement.

KWLM reports fire Crews from Watkins,EdenValley and Kimball battled the blaze but the house was a total loss.

Erstad and room mate Celestino Deliz were not injured.

The house is owned by Tom and Marie Moyer of Watkins.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

On Sunday, fire destroyed a house near Litchfield and sent its occupants to the hospital.