Crews from 17 departments respond to Dane County barn fire

TOWN OF SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — The glow from a barn fire near the Town of Sun Prairie could be seen from miles away, according to a release by the Sun Prairie Fire Department.

Crews were dispatched to a fire along the 6000 block of County Road VV around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on reports of a barn fire.

Officials said a box alarm was called, meaning crews from several different agencies were sent to the scene to help.

In total, crews from 17 neighboring departments responded. It took them more than four hours to put out the fire.

Portable water tanks were brought in and more than 171,000 gallons of water were used to put out the fire, the release said.

Officials said two fuel tanks and a number of vehicles were stored in the barn. A home on the property was also damaged during the fire.

No people or animals were injured.

Damages will be assessed Thursday morning. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.