Controlled burn leads to barn fire in Dane County

A firetruck

TOWN OF DUNKIRK, Wis. — A barn is considered a total loss after a controlled burn was too close to the barn.

It happened just before 6 p.m. at 816 County Highway N in the town of Dunkirk.

The Dane County Sheriff’s office said a rundown barn that contained some recreational vehicles and work trailer caught fire.

Deputies said the fire was caused by a controlled burn which was too close to the barn.

The barn is considered a total loss.

The estimated loss due to the barn fire is $75,000.

Officials said along with the barn, approximately 15 acres of a nearby cornfield also burnt.

No one was injured in the fire.

Firefighters from Stoughton, Oregon, Evansville, Brooklyn, Verona and Milton responded to the fire.