Early this morning just prior to one am, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a barn fire at 3745 Beaver Dam Road in the Town of Barton. Deputies and firefighters from the West Bend Fire Department were immediately dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival a large wood barn was seen completely ablaze with the fire rapidly intensifying and spreading to two additional adjacent out buildings. The West Bend Fire Department requested assistance from the Fillmore, Jackson, Slinger, Kewaskum, Allenton, and Newburg Fire Departments. The cause of fire is not known at this time however a neighbor witnessed a lightning strike in the general area. The barn, its contents and the two smaller out buildings are considered a total loss, but no dollar estimates are available at this time. There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident. The residence at the property was not affected by the fires. Beaver Dam Road between Wildwood Road and Kettle View Drive was closed for approximately 4 hours to facilitate firefighting operations. The fire is being investigated by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.