Firefighters battle morning barn fire

Firefighters battle morning barn fire

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Kansasville Fire Department Ambulance

The Kansasville Fire Department recently purchased a new ambulance after persistent mechanical complications with a second-hand 1997 ambulance.

BRIGHTON — Firefighters from multiple departments from Kenosha and Racine counties battled a morning barn fire in Brighton in western Kenosha County.

The Kansasville Fire and Rescue Department was initially dispatched to the fire in the 300 block of 288th Avenue at about 9:30 a.m. They were joined initially by the Town of Salem Fire Department and Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department.

According to Kansasville Chief Scott Remer, when the firefighters arrived, the roof of the barn had already collapsed, two-thirds of it was completely involved in flames and three sides of the barns walls had fallen in. No one was injured.

The barn contained 1,000 bales of hay and no livestock. 

Agencies responding to the call included the Waterford Fire Department, City of Burlington Fire Department, Town of Burlington Fire Department, Lyons Fire Department, Racine County Fire Bells, Wind Lake Fire Department, and Burlington Rescue Squad, South Shore Fire Department and Raymond Fire Department. Remer added that heavy equipment from Town of Burlington-based Reesman's Excavating and Grading was called in to help extinguish the blaze.

Firefighters remained at the scene until 3:30 p.m. Remer called the operation a "timely, defensive attack."

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