Outbuilding fires

At least four departments battled a fire near county roads 3 and 8 Thursday morning in western Washington County. It appeared at least two of three outbuildings had caught fire. Arlington and Herman fire departments were called to assist Winslow firefighters. Nickerson firefighters were also on scene. No futher information was immediately available.

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.

Outbuilding fires

At least four departments battled a fire near county roads 3 and 8 Thursday morning in western Washington County. It appeared at least two of three outbuildings had caught fire. Arlington and Herman fire departments were called to assist Winslow firefighters. Nickerson firefighters were also on scene. No futher information was immediately available.

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