Saukville Barn Destroyed in Morning Fire
Nine area fire departments respond to the blaze on County Highway I near Highway 33.
Firefighters from nine area departments battled a barn fire in Saukville Saturday morning that destroyed the structure.
Homeowner Matthew Reidl said his son first noticed smoke coming out of hay stacks in the barn, and within about two minutes there were flames. No one was hurt in the fire, including several horses who were out in the fields when it started.
"Everyone is kind of a little shook up," Reidl said, adding that the fire destroyed their animals' home.
Saukville Fire Chief Gilly Schultz said the barn was completely engulfed in flames when he arrived. By about 11 a.m., the fire was brought under control, though the fire was still smoldering and firefighters continued to spray water on what was left of the building, which is located across the road from The Bog golf course.
The Saukville Fire Department was assisted by firefighters from Port Washington, Newburg, Cedarburg, Waubeka, Grafton, Fredonia, Thiensville and Belgium.
The exact cause of the fire remains unknown.