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Posted on: May 2, 2022

2 Sheriff's Department personnel, property owner treated for injuries after Wheatland barn fire

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On May 1st, 2022, at 8:07 PM, Kenosha County Deputies and Fire/Rescue personnel from multiple departments responded to the 6800 block of 317th Avenue for reports of a barn that was on fire.  Kenosha Dispatch advised responding units that the barn had horses still inside. 

According to Deputies on the scene, the horses in the barn were rescued by the homeowners and appear to have no injuries.  One of the homeowners was transported to an area hospital for possible smoke inhalation.  The barn was completely destroyed by the fire, but no other structures were damaged.  The cause of the fire is unknown at this time but does not appear to be suspicious.

While on the scene a KSD Sergeant and Deputy were injured by a piece of firefighting equipment that knocked them to the ground.  Rescue personnel transported the Sergeant to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The Deputy was subsequently treated and released at the hospital as well.  Wisconsin State Patrol will be handling the investigation regarding this incident that injured law enforcement personnel.

We are thankful that there was no loss of life from this incident to any first responders or animals involved in the fire.

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