Firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire on Wheat Hill Road in Sidney Center around 12:40 p.m. Monday, according to Dale Downin, a deputy Delaware County fire coordinator.
The fire was on the grounds of The Fieldstone House, a local business.
The 20-by-25-foot structure, which enclosed an external wood furnace, was a total loss, according to Downin, who said the owner, Allan* Kirby, stored cardboard, wood and “hundreds of bolts of fabric” in the building.
Firefighters kept the blaze contained and away from the nearby residence, Downin said. The fire was extinguished by 2 p.m.
This was the owner’s third such fire in the past 15 years, according to Downin. Fire departments from Franklin, Sidney, Wells Bridge and Trout Creek also responded.
*name changed at 12:49 p.m. Oct. 15 to correct the spelling.