CANOVA-A Canova fire believed to have been fully extinguished Thursday evening reignited Friday morning, leaving a farm shop a complete loss.
Canova Fire Captain Dave Esser told The Daily Republic Friday that the fire department first responded to the scene on 242st Street, about 5 miles west of Canova, at about 4 p.m. Thursday, when the building's owner reported seeing smoke over the roof.
Responders got on top of the roof and peeled off some of the exterior tin, finding flames inside the walls of the structure. Esser said there were no hot spots left when firefighters left the scene.
At about 5 a.m. Friday, a passerby reported seeing the same structure on fire. Esser said he believes some of the fire reignited within the walls.
Four Canova trucks and two from Howard responded to the second fire, which was largely extinguished after about an hour. Members of the Canova Fire Department stayed at the scene for an additional two hours to make sure it was fully extinguished.
The burned building contained an office area, bathroom, and a number of tools. The cause of the fire is under investigation.