Bio: Schoen, Fred barn fire (2008)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Email: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Schoen, Nitchke

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 15, 2008

Floyd Schoen barn fire (12 October 2008)

FIRE DESTROYS GRANTON BARN - By Peter Spicer

A fire destroyed a Granton barn Sunday, Oct. 12, (2008), in the Town of York.

The Neillsville and Granton fire departments were called to Floyd Schoen’s residence, located at N4966 Halle Avenue, at approximately 1:56 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

The barn was destroyed, as were a couple head of cattle, by the fire, said Roger Nitchke of the Granton Fire Department. All property in the barn was also destroyed.

"[The barn] was fully engulfed when we arrived," said Nitchke.

Both fire departments spent three hours extinguishing the blaze. The Neillsville Fire Department shuttled approximately 30,000 gallons of water to the fire; the Granton Fire department used approximately the same amount of water to control the fire as well.

The cause of the fire and the amount of the damage is not known.

 

 


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