News: Medford - Klinger Barn Fire (29 Oct 1964)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
Surname: Ketlehut, Klinger
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 10/30/2014
Originally published in the Star News, October 29, 1964
Approximately 4,000 bales of hay were destroyed Friday morning when a barn burned on the Roy Klinger Jr. farm 2 ¼ miles east of Medford on Highway 64. Also lost, along with the 60X42 foot structure, were a milk machine and silo.
Damages were estimated at $10,000 according to Fire Chief Les Ketelhut, including about $100 damage to the milk-house. The roof of the farm home occupied by the tenant was ignited twice by flying embers.
The Klingers live on another farm nearby where Mrs. Klinger discovered the fire about 9 a.m. The fire had raged out of control before the Medford rural fire department arrived. There were no livestock in the barn at the time.
Firement spent eight hours at the scene in order to confine the fire to the barn structure. The loss was partially covered by insurance.
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