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UPDATE: Crews put out barn fire at Walworth County dairy farm

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UPDATE (WKOW) — A barn is damaged after a large fire in the Village of Sharon Thursday night, according to a fire official with Sharon Fire and Rescue.

Chief Bruce Vander Veen said crews were called to N1998 Peters Road at about 7:30 p.m. for a reported barn fire.

All animals were out of the two-story dairy barn when firefighters got there.

The fire was put out within an hour of arrival, but crews stayed for several more hours “overhauling the barn and contents.”

Livestock was moved to a neighbors farm.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital for exhaustion. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


WALWORTH COUNTY (WKOW) — Firefighters from multiple departments worked to put out a barn fire in rural Walworth County Thursday evening.

Video sent to WKOW shows a large plume of gray smoke rising from the large red barn.

County emergency dispatchers say they received reports animals were inside the barn when the fire started. It’s not clear if any were injured. Nobody has reported any injures to people.


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