Fire Destroys Milking Parlor Barn in Dubuque County

A fire destroyed a milking parlor barn in Dubuque County early Thursday.

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says fire departments from Epworth, Bernard, Cascade, Centralia and Farley responded to the Daniel Weber farm south of Peosta at 18742 Prairie Creek Road.

A milking parlor barn was fully engulfed in flames. The building and everything inside was a total loss, estimated at 750-thousand dollars. One cow inside the barn died.

Authorities say the exact cause of the fire is unknown at this time, but it does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

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