Middlebury barn destroyed by fire
A Middlebury barn is considered a total loss after a fire Saturday afternoon.
According to our newsgathering partners at
, fire crews were dispatched to 59832 County Road 35 at around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The large barn housed about 10 calves, chickens, and a dog with a litter of week-old puppies, which the family was trying to keep warm with a heat lamp, according to homeowners.
A heat lamp malfunction reportedly sparked the blaze.
Firefighters worked for about a half hour attempting to get the flames under control.
The homeowners said the dogs and the chickens were not able to escape, but the calves were chased out.