Fire Destroys Barn In Town of Alto

(Town of Alto) A barn was completely destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon in Fond du Lac County. Crews were dispatched to the Jonathan Cunningham farm at N3562 Highway 49 in the Township of Alto at 2:52pm and arrived to find the structure fully engulfed in flames. Because of the barn’s proximity to several other outbuildings and a residence, mutual aid was brought in from several neighboring departments. Traffic was also re-routed on Highway 49 between Fond du Lac County Road E to Hemp Road for around two hours. The property owner was burning brush and that is believed to be the cause of the blaze. The fire is not considered to be suspicious in nature. No injuries were reported, and no animals were lost. The 35-foot-by-50-foot barn is considered a total loss along with a duck skiff which was inside. Assisting at the scene were fire departments from Brandon, Waupun, Ripon, Oakfield, Lamartine, Fox Lake, Markesan, Rosendale, as well as the LifeStar Ambulance and Alliant Energy.