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Monday, 21 November 2016 09:05

More than 20 sheep perish in town of Richmond fire

Written by  Xavier Ward, Gazettextra
 A pole barn fire killed more than 20 sheep and cost $125,000 in damages Nov. 18, 2016. A pole barn fire killed more than 20 sheep and cost $125,000 in damages Nov. 18, 2016. Terry Mayer photo

WALWORTH COUNTY TODAY -- A pole barn fire killed more than 20 sheep and cost $125,000 in damages Friday night.

At approximately 9:54 p.m. Nov. 18, 2016, Darien and Sharon Fire departments responded to a fire at W8694 Kilkinney Road in Richmond Township. Additional assistance came from city of Delavan firefighters, according to a Darien Fire Department news release.

When units arrived on scene they found the barn engulfed in flames, according to the news release.

Strong winds caused the fire to spread quickly, but the fire fighters were quickly able to get the fire under control, according to the news release.

The fire was contained within the barn, according to the news release.

There were no human injuries in the fire, according to the news release.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to the news release.

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