Homeowner helps put fire out with a garden hose

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GERMAN VALLEY, Ill. (WIFR) --A homeowner's quick thinking helps put out a barn fire in German Valley.

The German Valley Fire Department was called to the home in the 6000 block of South Farewell Bridge Road in German Valley after 3 p.m. this afternoon. Fire crews say flames and smoke were showing from the barn when crews arrived however, they were able to contain the fire. Fire crews say the homeowner used a garden hose to help put the fire out. German Valley Fire says there were no injuries from the fire. They believe the cause may be electrical however they are still investigating.