News: Owen (24 Dec 1964)
Contact: Pat Braun
----Source: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark Co. Wis.) 12/24/1964
FIRE LEVELS BARN ON RAY PETKE FARM
Fire of undetermined origin leveled the 36 x 80 foot barn on the Ray Petke farm early Thursday morning.
Members of the Owen Community Fire Company were alerted at 12:20 a.m. and made the 7 ½ mile run in the Town of Hoard in sub-zero weather. High velocity winds from the southwest fanned the blaze that leveled the barn by the time the fire company arrived along with a one-stall garage and the milk house. The fire company stood by in sub-zero temperatures watching the nearby home which was threatened by sparks.
Earlier in the week, Petke had sold off his livestock, but eight to 10 tons of hay in addition to some straw and grain were lost in the blaze, plus milking equipment and a new tractor parked in the garage.
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