(Fond du Lac) A lone pig was the sole casualty in a fire in the township of Empire early Wednesday morning. Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s deputies and the Mount Calvary Fire Department were dispatched to W3216 Highway 23 to reports of a fire that was spreading to nearby trees.
Deputies first arrived on scene and utilized fire extinguishers in their vehicles to prevent the blaze from spreading to a nearby RV, with Mount Calvary Fire Department ultimately extinguishing the flames. The fire was contained to an outdoor pigpen.
It is believed an outdoor heater was knocked over in the wind and ignited some nearby hay bales. Minor property damage and the loss of one pig was reported.