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Early-morning blaze destroys Richmond barn

RICHMOND – An early-morning fire Monday destroyed a barn in Richmond, authorities said.

The Richmond Township Fire Department was called to the 5600 block of Tryon Grove about 1 a.m. for a report of a barn engulfed in flames, Fire Chief Rick Gallas said. Crews arrived to find only the wooden skeleton of the building remaining.

“That area isn’t well-traveled, and it was very foggy,” Gallas said. “If you drove by while it was happening, you probably couldn’t even see it.”

The barn contained a sprayer for farm fields and a cold-storage trailer, both of which were destroyed.

No one was injured.

The fire was under control by about 3 a.m. The investigation is ongoing.

Richmond received assistance from Hebron-Alden-Greenwood, Wonder Lake, Spring Grove, McHenry Township and Crystal Lake.

Three departments from Wisconsin – Twin Lakes, Bloomfield and Silver Lake – also assisted.

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