Lightning Strike Likely Caused Barn Fire in Dubuque County

A barn was destroyed by fire in Dubuque County on Monday morning.

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office responded to Randy Klein’s farm at 19998 Hochrein Road south of Sherrill around 7:15 am Monday for a report of a barn fully engulfed in flames.

The fire is believed to have been started by lightning from Monday morning’s storms.

The barn contained hay and several pieces of farm equipment. Total losses were estimated at $250,000.

No one was injured.

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