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13 Fire Departments Respond To Barn Fire


In the early morning, on Thursday, September 14 around 2:45 a.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a barn fire in the 4600 block of Highway 167.  Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene along with the Richfield Fire Department.  Richfield Fire Department requested MABAS response from Hartford, Jackson, Allenton, Slinger, Lisbon, Merton, Sussex, Pewaukee, Germantown, St. Lawrence, Newburg and Cedarburg Fire Departments. 

There were no injuries as a result of the fire.  

Damage to the barn was able to be limited by the immediate response of the Richfield Fire Department and Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the deployment of the Fire Suppression Tool.  

Initial damage estimate is $50,000.  Highway 167 was shut down for  four hours. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Richfield Fire Department