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Days Gone By; Large barn on Vern Kelly farm damaged by fire

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The following story was printed in the March 24, 1977, River Falls Journal. Vern Kelly provided the photos, taken by Journal editor and fireman Pat Petricka, showing a spectacular fire battled on Sunday morning, March 20, 1977, on the Kelly farm located 5½ miles east of River Falls.

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A large 36x154-foot dairy barn was two-thirds destroyed by fire which kept firemen at the scene nearly 10 hours as they battled the blaze to prevent it from spreading to other buildings.

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