"If we'd lost those, we'd have been in a lot of trouble," admitted Simplot manager Tom Basabe, who said when he arrived at 2:50 the shed was fully engulfed in flame. Basabe
said Monday he
believed the fire began somewhere in the electrical system in the shed, although that had not been confirmed and other theories also were being explored.
said the feedlot lost between 400 and 500 tons of hay and the feed shed, a total loss he
estimated at about $200,000.