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Fire in Honey Creek

The Sauk City Fire Department, along with crews from Prairie du Sac, Baraboo, Mazomanie, North Freedom, Plain and Sauk County, fight a structure fire Tuesday on Zech Road in the town of Honey Creek.

DENZER — A town of Honey Creek barn and its contents are a total loss following a Nov. 6 fire, according to a statement released by the Sauk City Fire Department. More than 60 firefighters from several agencies were involved in getting the fire under control.

The Sauk City and Prairie du Sac fire departments were dispatched to the Tim and Lisa Evert farm in the 8700 block of Zech Road outside Denzer at about 4:30 p.m. where they found an 80 by 120 foot pole shed ablaze. The Sauk City Fire Department requested assistance from several fire departments, including Plain, North Freedom, Loganville, Mazomanie, Lodi, Merrimac and Baraboo, with additional support from Sauk Prairie Ambulance, Sauk County Sheriff’s Office and the Salvation Army.

No one was injured and no animals were in the barn. The cause of the fire, which resulted in an estimated $125,000 in damages is believed to be a spark from farm equipment that ignited hay bales inside the barn, according to the news release.

Sauk City Fire Department president Tom Wipperfurth stated in the news release fire crews battled strong winds throughout the night trying to contain the fire to the shed. Fire crews left the scene about 11:30 p.m.

Reporter, Sauk Prairie Eagle