Five fire departments from Washington and Dodge counties battled a fire that may have been sparked by a piece of farm equipment Thursday in northwestern Washington County.
Firefighters from Arlington, Herman, Nickerson, Winslow and Uehling responded to the blaze just before 9 a.m. in the 27500 block of County Road 8.
Two of three outbuildings, which appeared to be a former hog confinement facility, were on fire.
Arlington Fire Chief Dan Douglas said the property owners were using a tractor engine heater prior to the blaze. That equipment may have shorted out, causing the fire.
Both buildings were destroyed.
According to the Washington County Assessor's website, the property is owned by Kriete Farms Inc.