A camp is a total loss after a fire Thursday night

A camp in Scopan is a total loss after a fire Thursday night. According to the Mapleton Fire Department's Assistant Fire Chief Adam Rider, a call that a camp was on fire came in around 9:30 PM. Firefighters arrived at the scene at 7 Island Road in T11 R4. The camp was on fully involved. The fire department worked to save the near by garage and were successful. Unfortunately, the camp is a total loss. Dana Buck, the owner of the camp, was home at the time of the fire. He was able to get out safely and there were no other injuries. Rider says, in addition to the fire, fire fighters also had to battle the extreme cold, which caused equipment to freeze. Although the cause of the fire is still under investigation, Rider says the fire appears to have started around the fire place. There were working smoke alarms in the camp, including a residential fire alarm, which is what first alerted Mapleton Fire. Rider reminds people to check wood stoves and chimneys during this wood heating season. And to make sure there are working smoke alarms in your home. In addition to Mapleton Fire, Washburn and Ashland provided Mutual aid.