Sun Prairie Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Bill Sullivan provided an update on the Statz Bros. dairy farm that caught fire Friday.
Sullivan said before crews arrived on scene, smoke and flames were seen from a distance and additional firetrucks were called to bring in water.
Eleven fire departments, four EMS agencies, and Dane County Sheriff's Office assisted in controlling the incident. According to Sullivan, crews remained on scene for about eight and a half hours.
Firefighters arrived to find an open shed with a tractor and hay on fire. They worked on preventing flames from spreading to nearby buildings. According to Sullivan, no one was in the storage shed.
Sullivan said due to the rural setting of the farm it was difficult to get water to the scene and cows close by needed to be relocated.
Sun Prairie Fire & Rescue reported that a tractor used in the field shortly before and parked in the shed was "the likely source of ignition."