One western Iowa resident who lost his home in the Sunday grass fire fanned by high winds was Sherman Rhoten , an ag and F-F-A instructor at Riverside High School. He lives about five miles from Carson and was away from home when he got a call from neighbors on Sunday afternoon. He’s kind of lost track of time, but figures they got the call about 1:30 Sunday afternoon and rushed home to find the farmstead “pretty much gone.” burned, he says, listing the home, barn, garage, a couple sheds and a tack building. Some horses and a couple dogs at the farm were saved. Neighbors led away some horses that were kept next to the house and let them go, and a stud horse in a pen escaped although he got singed by the flames. A pickup parked by the garage was gone too. Rhoten says his home northeast of Carson was right in the path of the fire. Rhoten says he plans to rebuild and hopes to have his home replaced by the time the Carson Rodeo takes place in August.
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