Firefighters battle hog confinement fire
At least three fire departments responded at about 10 a.m. today to reports of a fire in a hog confinement at 1500 block of Larch Avenue. Washington, Wellman and Kalona fire departments, as well as the Washington County Sheriff's office, Washington County Rescue and Washington County Ambulance responded to the scene. The fire was extinguished. One person was reported transported by ambulance. There is no word on the condition of the person. There is no word if any hogs were in the barn or the extent of damages. The Washington Evening Journal will report more details as they become available.