Barn Destroyed by Fire

6/10/11 – Officials say lightning is to blame for a fire that destroyed a barn on Highway P in the town of Ashippun Wednesday night. The home owner told fire officials that they heard a loud crack around 10:15 p-m and about 10-minutes later a passerby was knocking on their door informing them their barn was on fire. No one was injured but 70 chickens in the barn were killed.Several vehicles being stored inside were also completely destroyed. 10-departments fought the blaze for several hours.