An early morning fire near Gleason destroyed a barn and killed several animals that were inside. Lincoln County 911 received the call around 3:30 this morning that reported a fully engulfed bard fire on County Line Road outside Gleason in the township of Russell.
According to the Sheriff’s Department by the time deputies and firefighters from the town of Russell arrive the barn had collapsed. Several animals including steers and goats perished; one goat was rescued.
Town of Pine River Fire Department and Wisconsin Public Service were also on the scene. Officials say at this time it appears that a lightning strike may have been the cause of the fire.