Chief: Train delayed Rudolph firefighters' response to Tuesday barn fire

Karen Madden
A fire truck races to an emergency call.

CARSON - Rudolph firefighters called to a barn fire near the intersection of Portage County P and O were delayed for about 15 to 20 minutes while they waited for a train, according to the fire chief. 

Firefighters received the call to the fire, which was just east of Junction City, around 2 p.m. Jan 23, Rudolph Fire Chief Tony Konkol said. The Plover, Stevens Point, Hall and Grand Rapids fire departments all responded, but a train delayed most of the departments, Konkol said. 

The barn did not have any animals inside and Konkol believes the owners were in the process of fixing it up. No one was hurt in the fire, but the barn was a total loss, Konkol said. The fire started from a pile of debris burning nearby, he said.