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Fire Crews battle farm blazes
Crews work to contain the dairy farm blaze outside of Lancaster Sunday morning.

In the early hours of Sunday, Aug. 11, firefighters from several southwest Wisconsin Departments were called out to combat blazes at farms in Grant County.

A 2:02 a.m. the Lancaster Fire Department was called to the Rodney Koeller Farm, located at 9072 Shortcut Road in S. Lancaster Township. Mutual aid was also received from Bloomington and Potosi fire departments.

When fire crews arrived onscene, structures were fully engulfed, ultimately destroying the milking parlor and cattle holding areas, but crews were able to save the free stall barn and calf shed. The owners of the farm were also able to get the cattle out, meaning no animals were lost because of the fire.

In total, crews were at the scene for three hours. The cause of the fire is yet unknown.

Meanwhile, firefighters were called back out to a farm fire in the Cuba City area that was first ablaze Friday.

More information will be provided in this week's Tri-County Press and Grant County Herald Independent.