BOONE GROVE — A hearth tore via a barn and killed a number of calves Friday night time, inflicting a number of hearth departments to converge on the scene to battle the blaze.
Round 7 p.m. first responders have been known as to a construction hearth within the 300 block of County Highway 500 West, mentioned Boone Grove Fireplace Division Chief Mike Meinert.
Boone Grove firefighters arrived to discover a pole barn, measuring 30 ft by 50 ft, utterly engulfed in flames.
It took about 40 minutes to extinguish the flames. Boone Grove was assisted by firefighters from Hebron, Kouts, Morgan Township, Union Township, South Haven, Lakes of the 4 Seasons, Washington Township and Liberty Township. Northwest Well being EMS crews and Porter County sheriff’s police additionally responded.
No first responders or civilians have been injured, however the hearth killed among the animals, together with some calves, firefighters reported. The barn is a complete loss and no different buildings have been affected by the hearth.
“It was a very tough hearth to get to as a result of there was a number of snow on the bottom,” Meinert mentioned. “Boone Grove and the entire companies did an incredible job with the climate being as chilly because it was. I’m grateful to the entire mutual assist corporations that got here out.”
The reason for the hearth continues to be underneath investigation.