Firefighters Respond to Early Morning Barn Fire, South of De Soto

(De Soto) Fire crews with the De Soto Rural Fire Protection District responded to a 1st alarm structural fire in the 2100 block of Hillview Drive, south of De Soto on January 16th.

According to De Soto Rural fire Chief Tom Fitzgerald, the call came in around 1:30 that morning.

Chief Fitzgerald adds due to the weather, fighting the fire was a bit of a challenge.

Unfortunately, Chief Fitzgerald says there was about a dozen chickens and a couple of cats inside the barn when the fire broke out.

The cause of the fire is not considered to be suspicious.