TOWN OF TRIMBELLE -- A town of Trimbelle fire killed 11 pigs Monday morning. The barn was a total loss.


Ellsworth Fire responded to W8494 560th Ave. at about 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27 after a neighbor reported seeing smoke coming from the barn.

The property is owned by Travis Thom and Sarah Dittrich.

The home and other buildings on the property suffered no damage, said Ellsworth Fire Chief Brent Langer. No one was home at the time, although Thom returned while the fire was being put out.

Ellsworth Fire Department were the only ones on scene.

Upon arrival, Langer said the barn’s top half had collapsed. It took about two hours to put out the fire.

Langer said there is no known cause yet for how the fire was started. The incident is still under investigation.