Blaze reported northeast of Decorah

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The Decorah Fire Department was called to 2592 Grouse Valley Road, northeast of Decorah, in the early morning hours of April 11.

The homeowners found a livestock building completely engulfed. There was a report of livestock in the building. The homeowners were able to save some of the animals. However, several sheep and other animals perished in the blaze. The building was a complete loss. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The 14 firefighters were on the scene for two hours, using foam and 3,500 gallons of water in controlling the fire.

The Fire Department was assisted by Winneshiek Dispatch and Winneshiek County Sheriff office.

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