Thanksgiving Fire at Lincoln County Farm, Several Animals Died Published on 11/29/2022 under News
A Thanksgiving Day fire at a farm in Lincoln County destroyed a barn and left several cattle dead.

According to the Merrill Fire Department, dispatch was initially paged for a structure fire at around 5am Thursday morning at a farm in the Town of Scott. That initial call indicated a growing fire in the barn and the reporting party trying to get the cows out of the barn.

Upon arrival of responders, the fire was already beginning to spread to the roof and caused a structural collapse which required an excavator to reach hot spots. Crews were finally able to get the fire under control at shortly before 1pm, with Merrill Fire noting some 210,000 gallons of water was used.

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Report, the fire is believed to have started around a skid-steer parked in the barn. While there were no human injuries, they reported ten calves died in the blaze.

In addition to firefighters from a half dozen agencies, the Lincoln County Highway Department was brought in to salt roads during the water transport. The Salvation Army also provided firefighters with food and water during the nearly 10 hour response.

-Photo provided by Pine River Fire Department-

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