Units responding to barn fire in Paris

The roof of a barn along Highway D in Paris is in flames in this photo submitted by a reader who wished to be anonymous. /Submitted photo

At 11:30 a.m., emergency units are responding to a barn fire on 172nd Avenue (Highway D), Paris. There are reportedly no people in the barn but there are animals inside, which firefighters are having a difficult time reaching due to the flames. Scene is in the 1000 block of 172nd Avenue.

UPDATE 11:37 a.m. — Traffic being blocked at Highway A and Highway E and 172nd Avenue (Highway D). MABAS Box alarm being issued. Departments now being called to assist include: Kenosha, Salem, Silver Lake, Newport, Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha, Twin Lakes and Union Grove.

UPDATE 11:47 a.m. — We Energies being called since there is a high-powered electrical line running to the barn.

UPDATE 12:51 p.m. — Some mutual aid department units beginning to return to quarters.

UPDATE 12:55 p.m. — A relative of the property owner tells West of the I that the animals housed in the barn were mostly show animals and were able to be removed.

UPDATE 3:12 p.m. — Here’s some additional info from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department:

This morning at 11:21AM, fire was reported coming from a barn at 1036-172 Ave (CTH D) in the Town of Paris.

The Town of Paris Fire department responded to the structure which quickly became engulfed. Approximately 15 other area fire departments also responded to assist in fighting the fire. Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies also responded to assist.

There were no people or animals injured as a result of the blaze. Initial reports indicate that the barn was used for equipment and general storage. The homeowner reported the fire this morning after hearing crackling coming from the barn. Reportedly equipment (snowmobiles) had been transferred into the barn for storage, earlier that morning.

The fire was brought under control at approximately 12:30 PM. The 2500 sq. ft. structure and its content were a total loss estimated at $80,000. Although the exact cause of the fire remains under investigation, it has not been deemed suspicious at this time.

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  1. EP says:

    great pic! go anon!

  2. Andy says:

    Wow, I was able to see this from the other side of the WI/IL border, on Wilmot Road!

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