Two Buildings Destroyed In Waupun Fire

The Waupun Fire Department responded early Monday morning to a barn fire at N10533 Highway 151. Crews were called out at 1:31 a.m. Monday morning after a passerby noticed a building was on fire.

Upon arrival, crews encountered two buildings that were fully engulfed and a third building that was in immediate danger.  Waupun fire crews were able to knock down the fire before it extended to the third building.  Due to the storage of round bales in one of the buildings, extensive overhaul was required to ensure the fire wouldn’t rekindle. Crews were on scene for ~3 hours.   

Two out-buildings, a 30’ x 60’ shed used to store round bales and 20’ x 30’ garage, were destroyed. A 50’ x 80’ pole shed, which housed numerous pieces of farm and personal equipment, sustained minor damage due to fire and heat from the other structures.  Damage estimates at this time are unknown.  No firefighters or individuals at the scene were hurt. 

Agencies assisting at the scene included fire departments from: Alto, Beaver Dam, Brandon/Fairwater, Brownsville, Burnett, Fox Lake, Lamartine, Oakfield, City of Waupun and RIT District 4; the Waupun Police Department, Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, Lifestar Ambulance, and Alliant Energy.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation and is not considered suspicious at this time.