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On April 19, 2021 at 2:42 pm, Scott County Dispatch received a call of a barn on fire on the 23xxx block of Oakcrest Trail in Blakeley Township.
Police and fire were dispatched and upon arrival, witnessed the corner of a large barn on fire. Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading beyond the corner of the barn and completely extinguished the fire. Several chickens were reported to have perished in the fire, while the remaining animals were evacuated safely.
“We are thankful that there were no injuries to the owners of the barn or first responders,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen. “Our thoughts are with the family as they recover from the damage to their barn and the loss of their animals.”
No foul play is suspected and the exact cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office and Belle Plaine Fire Department are investigating.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Belle Plaine Fire Department, New Prague Fire Department, Jordan Fire Department and the Belle Plaine Police Department.