Two cows killed in Ellington barn fire

Alison Dirr
Wisconsin State Farmer

ELLINGTON - Two cows died in a barn fire in the 6600 block of Outagamie County JJ on Tuesday morning. 

Sixty cows were in a barn in Ellington that caught fire on Tuesday morning. Two cows died.

There were about 60 cows inside the barn when the fire started, Ellington Fire Department Chief Jim Bentle told USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. 

The fire was reported about 9:35 a.m., according to police call records. A passerby on County JJ saw smoke and flames coming from the back of the barn and pulled in to alert the farmer.

The structure is a total loss, and the cows have been moved to another farm. 

How the fire started is under investigation.

There were no injuries, Bentle said.