Barn Suffers Significant Damage, Cattle Lost in Fire

Barn Suffers Significant Damage, Cattle Lost in Fire Photo: KSTP

May 25, 2018 03:01 PM

According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Office, a barn fire in the Town of Union in western Wisconsin caused significant damage to the structure and some cattle perished Thursday night.

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At approximately 8:45 p.m., the Pierce County Dispatch Center received information of a barn fire on 150th St. near Plum City. 50 head of cattle were reported to be inside of the barn at the time of the call. Plum City/Union Fire, and Pierce County deputies responded to the scene.

According to the release, a man identified as Joshua Benck, 24, from Plum City, sustained injuries from the fire and was transported to Red Wing Mayo Clinic. Benck is reportedly a hired hand for the barn. His injuries involved inhaling smoke, but otherwise, injuries are minor. 

The barn owned by Scott and Sara Smith suffered significant damage, as six dairy cattle perished and others injured as a result of the fire. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Tommy Wiita

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