Douglas County Fire District No. 2 firefighters responded to a structure fire at 4378 Stella Street in Green Tuesday morning. The 911 call was received at 11:31 A.M.. First arriving firefighters found an outbuilding fully engulfed with fire and an adjacent vinyl fence heavily damaged by the flames and heat. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and prevent further damage to adjacent structures. The outbuilding was approximately eighty square feet in size. The building was owned by Laverne Campbell
The fire was caused by a burn pile which was being used at the time and was located too close to the outbuilding. It is uncertain if radiant heat or flying embers ignited the building. The burn pile was not being watched at the time the outbuilding was ignited.
No damage estimate is available at this time, but the shop was completely destroyed by the fire.
Seventeen firefighters with three engines, two tenders, and three other support units responded to the fire. Winston Dillard Fire District also responded to the fire.
Fire officials remind residents of the importance of monitoring burn piles while they are burning and to make sure all burn piles are located at least 50 feet from any structure or a minimum of 25 feet if the pile is no more than three feet across and less than two feet tall.