Two Barns Destroyed in Separate Fires in Dubuque County

Two barns were destroyed in separate fires in Dubuque County over the weekend.

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says the first fire broke out Saturday at 7:15 pm at the Reuter farm at 16797 Herod Lane north of Asbury. The fire originated in the barn and damaged several other buildings, including the home. Total damage was estimated at $400,000. The cause of the fire is unknown, but does not appear to be suspicious. The investigation is ongoing.

And the Sheriff’s Office says fire departments also responded to a barn fire on Sunday at 8:15 am at Dave Heim’s property at 22181 Heim Road northwest of Luxemburg. The barn contained 75 large round bales of hay, as well as cattle handling equipment. The barn was a total loss. Damage was estimated at $100,000.

No animals were injured in the fires.

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