Barn considered total loss in rural Dane Co. fire

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TOWN OF MONTROSE, Wis. — A barn destroyed in a fire in the Town of Montrose Monday evening is being considered a total loss, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office said.

In a news release Monday night, the sheriff’s office said firefighters and deputies responded to a call for a structure fire in the 6700 block of Purcell Road just before 6:10 p.m. The blaze destroyed a 12-foot-by-20-foot barn, but no humans or animals were hurt.

The fire caused an estimated $30,000 in damage, the release said.

Officials are still investigating what caused the fire but do not believe it was suspicious.