Starland County office fire pegged at $4.8 million

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More than two years after a fire destroyed the Starland County Administration Office, council was presented with the final Proof of Loss statement during the regular Wednesday, October 14 council meeting.

The final claim amount came to nearly $4.8 million.

“This was just a final summary from insurance,” Matthew Kreke, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for Starland County told the Mail.

The fire started in the early morning hours of May 25, 2018, and destroyed the administration building.

Following the fire, Starland County temporarily made use of offices in the Munson Fire Hall before moving to a second, temporary location in Morrin.

Construction of a new administrative building started at a final location in Morrin. Starland County moved into their new building, located at 217 Railway Avenue North, in early August of this year.

Lacie Nairn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Drumheller Mail