Units responding to report of barn fire in Twin Lakes

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At 6:10 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a barn on fire in the 400 block of Highway Z in Twin Lakes.

UPDATE 6:11 p.m. — Randall, Wheatland and Richmond fire departments also responding.

UPDATE 6:18 p.m. — Police officer on scene reports that barn is fully engulfed in fire

UPDATE 6:19 p.m. — Box alarm is being called. Additional units from Salem Fire/Rescue and Paris now responding.

UPDATE 6:20 p.m. — Location may be in Randall.

UPDATE 6:22 p.m. — Traffic on Highway Z (93rd Street) being blocked at Highway P to the west and Meadow Court to the east.

UPDATE 6:25 p.m. — Box alarm being upgraded. Additional units/personnel from Salem and Paris fire departments being dispatched.

UPDATE 6:37 p.m. — Deputies responding to control traffic and free village officers for Twin Lakes calls. Trucks were also being brought in to take out livestock.

UPDATE 6:44 p.m. — Police offer reports traffic situation as “unbelievable.”

UPDATE 10:45 p.m. — We are seeking additional official information. We will share it as soon as we can. — DH



  1. Alex Schoenberger says:

    Watching fire trucks go past like every minute, assuming there getting water from powers lake?

    But i hope everyone is ok!

  2. John says:

    Any updates??

  3. Marie says:

    Does anyone know if the animals are alright?

  4. Tray says:

    There are ambulance flying down hwy f seems every 15 minutes: praying for all involved.

  5. Alex Schoenberger says:

    Just went up there, animal barn is burnt down, tons of fire trucks all over. When i was up there, the animals were being taken away, not sure how many survived or r ok, sure i’ll find out within the next couple of days

  6. erin says:

    I believe there are no animals in the barn.. I always saw them out in the field

  7. Beth says:

    We saw some animals being led down the field south to a neighboring property we believe. Still very active just saw 3 ambulances pull up Hwy Z.

  8. ray says:

    The barn belongs to a friend of ours. Everyone is ok animals and equipment too

  9. Julie says:

    All cattle are ok but all buidings, except house are a loss

  10. jennifer says:

    thoughts are with the family and hope all is ok! such a sad loss, old barns are so unique and a staple on farm property.

  11. Allen says:

    Ray……..does G need any help? I can bring generators and lights over if he needs them. let me know

  12. Lori says:

    We helped move cows…they are ok. Amazing to see the farm community help out a fellow farmer. Thoughts are with them tonight.

  13. Rose says:

    A group of us are starting work at getting a fund raiser together. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family. Such devastation.

  14. Alex Schoenberger says:

    Glad to hear there all ok, i’ve know doug for along time and there also family friends, glad to hear all is ok

  15. Tom says:

    Special thanks to all local farmers that came out to help with everything and are taking care of all the animals,Thank God nobody or any animals got hurt.

  16. Heather says:

    The Greg and Heidi Edmonds family would like to thank everyone who responded to our barn fire Friday night 12-21-12.
    To the 14 fire departments that responded thank you for time, effort, and long hours you put in to get the fire under control.
    To family and friends thank you for your support through gifts, food, phone and text messages, thoughts and prayers your encouragement means a lot.
    To our family farm community words can’t express how we feel, how truly blessed we are to have you in our lives; from hauling of the cattle Friday night and again Saturday afternoon. To setting up barns and making sure the cows were safe, feed, milked, and comfortable; to the continued support still and in the future we can’t thank you enough.
    To Rick and his family who’s phone call gave us the time needed to get all of our cows and young stock out of the barn, thank you for saving our family life style. You’re our hero.
    To use Kasey’s word: “You never realize what you have until it is gone. They’re not just a set of old barns and a bunch of cows; it’s our livelihood, family tradition, passion, and our way of life. Friday night we all proved that we are not just a group of people that farm, we are a family that will drop whatever we are doing to help each other save the farm.”

  17. jarod says:

    I fell so sorry for my uncle’s barn to go like that and his life and hard work in that barn. My dad was there with the fire dept. and got home at 3:30 a.m. Good thing he is a new barn with all the cows they got out. Now they need to more on and remember the memories in the barn!

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