Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - An investigator from the State Fire Marshal’s office is helping in the search for the cause of the fire that wiped out a large shed at a Rochester area golf course Thursday afternoon.

The blaze was reported at Maple Valley Golf Course in rural southeast Rochester around 3:30 pm. The shed, which was used to store lawnmowers and other maintenance equipment, was engulfed in flames when firefighters from Stewartville and Rochester arrived at the scene.

A preliminary damage estimate was the loss at up to $500,000.

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