Fire at Adams Land & Cattle Feed Mill & Lightning Causes 2 Additional Fires on Friday 4/29

BROKEN BOW–Multiple fires occurred on Friday, April 29 around the Broken Bow area. According to Broken Bow Fire Chief Jason Baum, at approximately 8:15 a.m. Broken Bow Fire and Rescue was dispatched to Adams Land and Cattle for a mechanical fire in the feed mill loadout at the south lot. Merna fire crews also were on the scene.

Adams Land and Cattle President Abram Babcock said, “We are thankful for our local volunteer firefighters who responded quickly and worked to extinguish the fire. Coupled with their response, our employees’ hard work and the timely rain, the damage was minimized.”

No injuries were reported for any humans or cattle.

At around 4 p.m. on Friday, a grass fire was reported south of Broken Bow off of Highway 21. Chief Baum said lightning struck an REA pole and burned about five acres. No injuries were reported. Broken Bow, Merna, and Oconto fire crews were on the scene until about 5 p.m.

Lightning was also the cause of a house fire in Berwyn on Friday afternoon. According to Ansley Fire Chief Travis Harrop, the state fire marshal said lightning resulting in a power surge caused a fire in the wires leading from the meter into the house.

Chief Harrop told KCNI/KBBN the fire took place at 404 Chatham Avenue around 4 p.m. The house sustained damages in the attic and a bedroom, as well as smoke and water damage. No injuries were reported.

Ansley, Broken Bow, and Mason City fire crews were on the scene.