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UPDATE: Barn a total loss in Shawano fire

SHAWANO COUNTY (WAOW) - Shawano County Sheriff's Department officials say no people were hurt but some cattle were lost in a barn fire Sunday night.

The fire was south of the Village of Wittenberg on County Road M.  Crews battled the blaze for more than five hours, fighting high winds and low temperatures.

Officials say most of the cattle were able to escape but but 4 or 5 died in the fire.

Wittenberg, Bowler, Tigerton, Hately, and Birnawood fire crews responded to the scene.

Officials said the cold created some extra challenges for firefighters, as they had to deal with some minor equipment breakdowns.

The Wittenberg Fire Chief says the barn was a total loss. A nearby silo was also damaged.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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