Fire destroyed an Axtell home on Monday. An Axtell Fire spokesperson reports that the Axtell, Beattie and Oketo fire departments were called to a house on fire at approximately 1:30 in the afternoon. The house belongs to Fred Feldkamp of Axtell. Feldkamp was in the house at the time of the fire and was the person who called the fire department.
The home was one of two houses on the property. Feldkamp is in the process of building a new home, but was still living in the older home that burned down.
According to firemen at the scene it appears the fire started in a downstairs closet. The State Fire Marshall is expected to be on the scene sometime Tuesday to investigation into the cause. The home is reported to be a total loss.