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The Wessington Springs and Alpena Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a barn fire northeast of the Highway 281/34 Junction last Friday night. No injuries resulted in the fire, however, some livestock was lost in the blaze, and the barn was a total loss. 

Per standard operation procedure when it comes to a structure fire, Jerauld County Ambulance was on scene alongside fire department personnel.

With cold weather forecasted to continue well into March, Wessington Springs Fire Chief Jim Vavra reminds residents to make certain furnace vents and sewer vents are clean and if using heaters, be sure heat sources are working soundly and positioned properly.