rustic hills fire

Washington fire crews responded to a fully involved barn fire located on Rustic Hills Drive outside Washington Monday morning.

As of just after 11 a.m. the barn was reported to be 50 percent on the ground and exposures were being protected.

There were early reports of animals inside the structure and homeowners were attempting to evacuate them before firefighters arrived.

As of now, there are no reports of injuries.

Washington was being assisted by Union and New Haven fire departments.

Look for more in the Wednesday edition of The Missourian.