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Fire Reported At A Barton Business

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a passerby on Highway 45 last Sunday morning, April 7 around 9:17 a.m. reporting smoke coming from a building in the Town of Barton. The West Bend Fire Department was paged and the call was upgraded to a MABAS call. Fire Departments from Kewaskum, Jackson, Slinger, Allenton, Newburg, Boltonville, Kohlsville, Fillmore and St. Lawrence were paged to assist.

The first responding Washington County Sheriff's Deputy arrived confirming smoke was coming out of the back of the building. The Deputy reported the business was locked and the gate across the entry was closed. Contact was made with the business owner who provided the gate code and responded to the scene.

The fire was fully extinguished by 10:13 a.m. The business suffered some damage, but it was not occupied at the time of the fire. The West Bend Fire Department has requested the assistance of a Fire Investigator from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and this is an active investigation.