UPDATE: Barn Fire Near Wittenberg Contained

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UPDATE: Jan. 26th 10:05 PM

The Shawano County Sheriff's Department says a barn fire in the Town of Wittenberg is contained.

The call came in just before 5:00 PM Sunday evening.

Five fire departments including Wittenberg, Tigerton, Bowler, Hatley and Birnamwood were on hand for several hours as crews battled the blaze. County Highway M was also temporarily closed. It is now back open.

It is still unclear if any people or animals were injured in the fire, but dispatch tells NewsChannel 7 they did not believe anyone was hurt.

The Wittenberg Fire Department is still investigating what could have caused the fire.


The Shawano County Sheriff's Department confirms fire crews are responding to a barn fire just off of County Road M near Wittenberg.
Wittenberg, Tigerton and Birnamwood Fire Departments are on scene.

We have a crew at the scene and we will bring you the latest updates as soon as they become available.