Fire destroys hay barn in Ewen


October 17, 2020

Jason Juno/Daily Globe

A fire in a hay barn west of Ewen continues to burn in the early morning hours Friday. The west wind took the smell of the blaze toward town. Firefighters had been there since about 8:45 p.m. EDT and expected to be there a lot longer. A front end loader was being used to take hay out of the burning building.

EWEN - Local firefighters responded to a fire at a hay farm in Ewen Thursday evening.

The fire was at the old Woracheck homestead on Fair Oaks Road. The farm is owned by a Wisconsin group and provides hay for large dairy farms in Wisconsin.

An excavator was used to try to pull some hay from the barn as firefighters were fighting the fire.

Ewen Fire Chief D.J. Staff said the old barn and most, if not all, of the hay and other items inside were destroyed.

Staff said the call came at 8:45 p.m. and the Stannard Fire Department assisted at the scene. They cleared the scene just after 7 a.m. Fri...

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