Paris barn and house fires under investigation

paris-fd-doorFires that destroyed a barn in Paris and damaged a house on the same property are under investigation by the state fire marshal.

Paris Fire and Rescue personnel were called to the scene of a fire in the 19400 block of Highway N in Paris at about 4:55 a.m., Paris Assistant Chief Richard Perkins said.

Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters found a barn already completely burned and falling into its foundation, Perkins said.

Firefighters intended to let the barn continue to burn in a controlled manner when a deputy on the scene discovered that the home on the property also was on fire, Perkins said. Firefighters then put out that fire and saved that structure.

The home was vacant and has not had electrical service for about a year, Perkins said.

No one was injured.

The barn was a total loss, while the home suffered mostly smoke damage, Perkins said.

The state fire marshal’s office is conducting an investigation into the origin of the fire, Perkins said. A Kenosha County investigation unit and State Patrol personnel were also contributing to the investigation, Chief Roland Iwen said.

Departments that assisted with the call were Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue, Kansasville Fire Department and Kenosha Fire Department, Iwen said. Raymond Fire Department manned the Paris station.

Perkins praised the help from the other departments.

“We always help each other and it’s good to know they are there,” Perkins said.


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