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FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE BLAZE, HEAT

  • Stet Mutchelknaus helps control the scene on Cedar Street Saturday evening.
    Stet Mutchelknaus helps control the scene on Cedar Street Saturday evening.
A dramatic scene unfolded on the western edge of Freeman on a hot Saturday night, Aug. 22, as Freeman firefighters and EMTs were called to a fire in an abandoned two-story house on Cedar Street once owned by Richard and Barbara Salis. The property is now owned by the city of Freeman. The structure located just northwest of the city water tower was scheduled to set on fire in the upcoming weeks as a training opportunity for the Freeman Volunteer Fire Department, but happenstance beat the…

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