Crews respond to Chippewa Co. barn fire

Published: Feb. 27, 2017 at 6:02 PM CST
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Fire crews from multiple departments were still on the scene late Monday night of a barn fire in Chippewa County that started earlier that afternoon.

The initial call came in around 4:30 p.m. to a fully-engulfed barn fire on a farm at the intersection of county highways B and T in the Town of Howard.

Chief Scott Berdette of the Chippewa Falls Fire District said a Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) call was placed for this particular fire.

“Basically that is that it gets outside of our normal confines of the district,” he said to WEAU 13 News on Monday night. “It was a big fire. We wanted to bring in some neighboring departments to help us.

"We realize that and then we build that into our responses for this area. So we had Tilden, we have Eagle Point, we had the district. I would say we probably have about 12 tenders out here hauling water and had two fill sites set up. So, we kept the water rolling."

Bernette says no one was injured and that the barn is a total loss. No official word yet on what caused the fire.

Crews have responded to a barn fire in Chippewa County.

The scene of the fire is near the intersection of County Road B and County Road T. That's about 12 miles east of Colfax. Video from the scene showed flames shooting out of the building. Multiple fire crews responded, but we have not heard any other details on the fire.

Stay with WEAU 13 News for more information as it becomes available.