News: Taylor Co. - Taft Twnshp - Dircks Barn Fire (16 Mar 1944)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 3/21/2019
Originally published in the Star News, March 16, 1944
A team of horses, fifteen milk cows and a calf all were burned to death when the Jake Dircks barn in the town of Taft burning to the ground Tuesday, March 7. Two bulls and a colt in a shed beside the bard were saved. The silo also was burned.
Mrs. Dircks was the first to notice the fire. She was in the house baking about 3 o’clock in the afternoon when she thought she heard the horses tramping. Thinking that one might be loose she went to the door to listen and she then notice that the barn was in flames. Her husband also was in the house. They along with the neighbors made an attempt to put the fire out but it had too much of a start. The haystacks were saved.
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