Gale Blomenkamp and John Wilke survey the damage caused by a fire

November 19, 2013 | 9:59 p.m. CST
Boone County Fire Protection District battalion chief and bureau director Gale Blomenkamp surveys the damage caused by a fire in rural Boone County with fire investigator Capt. John Wilke on Tuesday. No one was inside the residence at the time. According to Blomenkamp, the total cost of damage — which includes property and material possessions — is estimated at $100,000.