Barn fire

A barn structure at the J&R Ranch on State Highway 89 in the Town of Portland was still smoldering at mid-morning today, July 3 following an early morning blaze in which 13 steer died. Owner Ryan Powers said he and his wife were awoken in the nearby house by sounds of snapping and popping at 2:45 a.m. The Waterloo Fire Department was expecting to be called back to the barn fire this afternoon as the hay inside the barn continued to burn.

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