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Extra-alarm fire damages Hebron farm

Photo by Alex Vucha

A fire at the Vanderstappen Farm in Hebron caused over $250,000 in damage early Tuesday morning.

The Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District and several other fire departments were called to a report of a barn fire at the Vanderstappen Dairy Farm, 12908 Hebron Road in Hebron.

The fire eventually went up to five-alarms, which brought in over 15 water tanker trucks from several surrounding counties because there are no fire hydrants nearby.

Photo by Alex Vucha

Fire officials said that the fire is not suspicious in nature but it’s unknown what caused it. The blaze started in the farm’s old barn and damage was estimated at over $250,000.

The Northwest Herald reported that 93 cows were displaced but unharmed. They were taken to Kooistra Dairy Farm in Woodstock. No people were injured in the blaze.

Photo by Alex Vucha