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Chickens lost in structure fire in Town of Polk | By Sgt Alexander Herriges

January 26, 2022 – Town of Polk, WI – On Tuesday January 25, 2022, at approximately 11:39 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible fire in a wooded area in the 4500 block of CTH NN in the Town of Polk.
The first responding deputy on scene was able to observe a large fire in the woods from the roadway. He approached the location on foot and was able to determine a shed on the property had already nearly burned to the ground.
The fire had been entirely contained to the shed. The residence and other outbuildings were not affected.

Slinger Fire Department responded to the scene. Traffic on CTH NN as well as surrounding roads was not impacted.

There were no injuries to the property owners or any personnel on scene as a result of the fire. The shed was described as a 20’x30’ structure used to house approximately 15-20 chickens. The structure and its contents were a total loss. The homeowner was unable to provide any preliminary damage estimates.

The circumstances surrounding the fire did not appear to be suspicious in nature. Early indication into the origin of the fire is believed to be a wood-burning stove that was located inside of the shed. The homeowner had just added wood to the fire two hours prior to the incident.

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