Bio: Ammentorp, Roy (Barn Fire – Sep 1969)
Surnames: Ammentorp, Stargardt
---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 11 Sep 1969
The Community Fire Association was called to the Roy Ammentorp farm, two miles south of Withee on Highway 73, in the Town of Longwood (Clark Co., Wis.) at 6:55 Tuesday evening.
The 110x36 foot barn, full of baled hay, was a mass of flames when the fire department arrive, and was totally destroyed. Other nearby buildings were saved.
It is believed the fire started from spontaneous combustion. William Stargardt, who operates the farm, said he had just gone into the house to eat while other members of the family were still in the barn milking. He heard a 'pop' like noise and saw the roof ablaze. They were about half through milking at the time and all livestock were chased from the barn.
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