Building in downtown Lester destroyed by fire

August 31, 2015

A BUILDING ON MAIN STREET IN LESTER WAS DESTROYED BY A FIRE ON SATURDAY EVENING. THE LESTER FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED TO A STRUCTURE FIRE REPORTED AT KELLENBERGER CUSTOM FARMING AT ABOUT 7:45pm SATURDAY. THE LESTER FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS ASSISTED BY FIRE DEPARTMENTS FROM LARCHWOOD, INWOOD, ALVORD, HILLS AND LUVERNE. LESTER RESCUE, LARCHWOOD RESCUE, AND THE LYON COUNTY AMBULANCE SQUAD ALSO RESPONDED TO THE SCENE. THE STRUCTURE WAS A COMPLETE LOSS, AS WAS THE FARM MACHINERY BEING STORED IN THE BUILDING. THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION.