Fire burns down three barns on U.S. 131 in Constantine

CONSTANTINE, Mich. – Three barns were burned in a fire in the 62000 block of U.S. 131 on Monday, the Constantine Fire Department reported.

The fire was reported by a passerby around 1:45 p.m.

When the first engine arrived at 1:54 p.m., three barns were on fire.

It took 30 firefighters from six fire departments to put out the flames over the course of four and a half hours, according to reports.

High winds and hay inside the barns made the fire difficult to fight.

All three barns are considered a total loss.

U.S. 131 was shut down and traffic was rerouted for about five hours.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

One firefighter was treated and released at the scene for minor injuries.

If you have any information, please call the St. Joseph County Central Dispatch at 269-467-4195.

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