UPDATE: Llama Dies In Aurora Barn Fire

Posted On February 07, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

Update posted Friday, February 7 at 12:17 p.m.:

One animal was killed and another was injured in Thursday morning’s barn fire on Water Street near Aurora.

Hogan Township Fire Chief Ed Opp say two llamas were inside a barn that caught fire. They each made it out, but one was burned badly enough that it had to be put down. The other was also burned, but Opp believed it will survive.

The barn dating back to the 1800s was destroyed in that fire. Opp said it was “darn cold” for firefighters from Hogan Township, Aurora, and Moores Hill who spent close to five hours on the scene.

A cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it is not believed to be suspicious.


Original story posted Thursday, February 6 at 6:53 a.m.:

(Aurora, Ind.) – Firefighters from three departments remain on the scene of a barn fire overnight in Aurora.

The blaze was reported at about 2:19 a.m.  on Water Street, off of Probst Road.

Firefighters have knocked the fire down. No injuries have been reported, dispatchers said.

No word yet on a possible cause. The Hogan Township Fire Department was leading the investigation.

Firefighters from Aurora and Moores Hill were assisting.