Man Burned in Barn Fire

ROCK COUNTY (WIFR) -- Around 1:15 p.m. on January 17, 2013, Edgerton Fire Department responded to a barn fire in the 8200 block of N. County H, a private farm in Fulton Township.

Deputies arrived to find a barn fully engulfed in flames.

The investigation of the fire showed that the property owner, 54-year-old Rick E. Thompson was working on the fuel system of a vehicle when fuel ignited with a work light and started a fire around the vehicle.

Thompson was able to escape but suffered burns on his legs and arms. He was attended by Edgerton EMS and Janesville paramedics. Med Flight Helicopter was also used to assist crews by Thomson was transported by ambulance.

Evansville, Milton, and Cambridge Fire departments were also on scene assisting to extinguish the fire.

The barn is reportedly a total loss.


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