Fire takes down dairy barn south of Cottonwood

A Sunday morning fire destroyed an old dairy barn at a farm residence about 6 miles south of Cottonwood.

The Cottonwood Fire Department responded to the fire shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday at the Richard Wambeke residence, Cottonwood Fire Chief Dale Louwagie said. Louwagie said the fire started on a lawnmower inside the barn and spread to a nearby feeder wagon.

Fire departments from Marshall and Tracy assisted at the scene.