Fire damages finishing barn
At approximately 9:45 p.m. Sunday, April 21, the Washington County Communications Center received a report of a hog-finishing barn belonging to John Gent on fire at 2010 180th St. in Wellman. The initial information indicated the building was almost fully engulfed and that there were hogs inside.
Emergency personnel from Kalona Fire Department, Washington Fire Department, Wellman Fire Department, Washington County Rescue Squad, Washington County Ambulance, West Chester First Responders and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department all responded to the scene in addition to Alliant Energy.
No further information was available Monday morning and the fire is under investigation by the Kalona Fire Department. An update will follow when more details become available.