Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

May 14, 2013

4-H animals perish in barn fire

Effingham Daily News

ALTAMONT — Firefighters from four departments doused a barn blaze on 650th Street south of the Dexter community Tuesday morning. The barn, owned by Tina Mette, housed hogs being prepared the annual 4-H show at the Effingham County Fair. The hogs and other animals in the barn perished.

Chief Jon Becker of the Altamont Fire Protection District said the cause of the fire was undetermined. Firefighters from Shumway, St. Elmo and Edgewood assisted at the scene.

For more on the story, see Wednesday's print edition of the Daily News.