Crews respond to a barn fire southeast of Madelia Thursday afternoon. According to Madelia Fire Chief Ryan Visher, the fire started in a hog barn just before 12 p.m., sending a smoke cloud south of town. Several units were affected, and 60 hogs died as a result. The fire is believed to have started in a dryer, but the fire chief says they are waiting for confirmation from the State Fire Marshal. Assisting agencies included Madelia Fire, Lewisville, Lake Crystal and Vernon Center.


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