8/20/14 2:23 p.m.
A straw fire at a Jenera farm early this morning was probably caused by a lightning strike around 2:30 a.m.
The Boehm Dairy Farm at 7326 Township Road 25 was the site of the blaze. Jenera Fire Chief Matt Boehm, second cousin of farm owner Mark Boehm, said the fire caused about $45,000 in equipment damage and $5,000 for 105,000 pounds of burned straw.
Firefighters from Jenera, Rawson, Mount Cory and Arlington responded to the fire and used about 55,000 gallons of water in attempts to extinguish the fire.
No buildings were directly affected, but the fire is expected to smolder for a few days. There was no injuries.Read More →