Hog barn catches fire northwest of Sleepy Eye 21 Oct 17

Firefighters battled a hog barn fire Friday at a Christensen Farm’s site northwest of Sleepy Eye. The Sleepy Eye Fire Department received the call just after 11 a.m. Friday morning. Fire crews from Springfield, Morgan and Comfrey were called in for mutual aid. No livestock were in the barn at the time of the fire and no one was injured. The building was connected to five other barns and had to be severed. The building was a total loss. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.