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Sheep die in Hamilton County barn fire

In this file photo, the front of a red fire truck is shown. (WISH Photo, File)

ATLANTA, Ind. (WISH) — Multiple fire department were called to Atlanta after a barn caught fire Sunday morning.

According to Jackson Township Fire Department, crews were called to the 2100 block of East 296th Street in Atlanta, Ind., around 5 a.m. Sunday on reports of a barn fire.

Fire Chief Jeff Muszar said crews could see the fire from miles away and when they arrived to the scene they found a large barn “fully engulfed” in flames. Sheep were inside the barn at the time of the fire.

The fire was contained to the barn, however several sheep died as a result.

Fire crews from Noblesville, Cicero, Sheridan, White River Township, Wayne Township and Cicero Township/Tipton County responded to the fire.

A cause for the fire has not yet been released. An investigation is ongoing.