Barn Fire North of Brownsville Leaves Six Cattle Dead

(Fond du Lac County) No injuries were reported but a half-dozen calves were killed when fire destroyed a barn fire north of Brownsville Friday afternoon. Crews responded to the Herman Steger farm at N3340 Highway 175 in the Town of Byron at 1:24pm to find the structure fully engulfed in flames. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office says the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

Fire departments responding to the blaze included Oakfield Fire and First-Responders, Brownsville Fire, Eden Fire, City and Town of Fond du Lac Fire, RIT 4, Lamartine Fire, and Knowles Fire Departments.  The Wisconsin State Patrol also assisted at the scene as Hwy 175 needed to be closed for approximately one hour between County Road F and Church Rd.  Barricades directing traffic away from the fire scene were later provided by the Fond du Lac County Highway Department.