$32,000 damage in shed fire in Dubuque County

A shed fire Wednesday in Dubuque County caused an estimated $32,000 worth of damage.

Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department deputies and members of the Sherrill and Holy Cross fire departments responded shortly after 2 p.m. to 16621 Balltown Road after the blaze was reported, according to Sheriff Joe Kennedy.

Kennedy said today that property owner Mark Behnke, 61, was alerted to the fire by a postal worker.

The 40-foot-by-64-foot shed had an attached 20-foot-by-64-foot lean-to and was approximately half filled with hay bales, tools and farm equipment.

The cause of the fire is unknown, Kennedy said.

There were no reported injuries.