Ten departments fight Kewaunee County dairy farm fire for six hours, but with no injuries
TOWN OF LINCOLN – Ten fire departments from across Kewaunee and Door counties spent about six hours Tuesday battling a fire at a dairy farm, but no injuries to either humans or animals were reported.
Algoma Fire & Rescue was called at 8:49 a.m. to a barn fire on the Wallace Dairy Farm at N9388 County P. Upon arriving, Fire Chief Thomas Ackerman told the Star-News that responders found heavy smoke pouring out of the milking house and a storage building that contained hay and straw.
Ackerman said firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the two buildings and move the hay and straw from the storage unit. He also said all the dairy animals were removed from the milking house and taken to a nearby dairy farm so they could be milked and taken care of.
Firefighters and responders remained on the scene until nearly 3 p.m. Ackerman said the buildings sustained major damage.
Fighting the fire along with the Algoma department were the Kewaunee, Luxemburg Community, Casco, Southern Door, Brussels-Union-Gardner, Sturgeon Bay, Town of Carlton, Tisch Mills and Denmark fire departments. Members of the Green Bay Metro, New Franken and Two Creeks departments helped to cover other fire calls during the fight, the Kewaunee Rescue Squad covered calls for emergency medical services, and Casco-Lincoln Area EMS responders on hand to monitor and tend to the firefighters. Also, the MCC Label plant in Algoma provided lunches.
Contact Christopher Clough at 920-562-8900 or [email protected]
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