Fire consumes Milaca dairy barn

Foreston Fire Department members spray the burning barn with water. Milaca Fire Chief Greg Weller said the two departments battled the blaze for more than three hours.

A blaze broke out at the Millam farm at 11646 125th Ave. in Milaca this past Monday, April 2. Witnesses said the owners and neighbors were able to evacuate livestock from the building, and no one was injured in the fire. The Milaca and Foreston fire departments responded to the scene, as well as the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office. Milaca Fire Chief Greg Weller said the barn and a nearby silo were completely destroyed by flames. The cause of the fire is yet unknown.