Fire Destroys Barn in Rural Eagle

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All animals except a goat are accounted for after a barn was destroyed in an early morning fire.

According to the homeowner, a neighbor called to report what looked like a fire in their barn. The homeowner said a quick look out the window confirmed the fire and prompted a call to 911. It was just before 3:00 a.m. Friday.

The homeowners were able to make sure their horses got out, but there is a goat still unaccounted for.

Wayne Schroeder from Palmyra Volunteer Fire Department said when they arrived to the fire on Hwy 43, about 5 miles south of Eagle, the barn was fully involved in fire.

Crews fought the fire defensively, knowing early, it could not be saved.

Eagle Alvo Fire Department helped fight the fire.

The State Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire.