(Thursday 8/21/08 11:55 a.m. UPDATE)
From Barneveld Fire Department:
The owner of the property is Betty Duffey of rural Barneveld. Her son, 50-year-old Mark Duffey, was the current resident at the home.
Mark Duffey was unable to be contacted at the time fire units arrived at the scene, and due to the unknown origin the fire is under investigation.
A meeting is expected to take place with Mark Duffey to help determine the cause and origin of the fire. The investigation will continue until a determination is made.
BARNEVELD (WKOW) -- Firefighters on the scene of a fire on Highway T south of Barneveld tried to keep 27 News from taking video of the scene.
The fire broke out just before 7 p.m. near the Iowa County town.
We're told the fire is under investigation, that's why firefighters didn't want the 27 News Photographer to shoot any video. An Iowa County sheriff's deputy then told the photographer the road was now closed to everything but emergency vehicles despite no barricades being in place.
The video we were able to get showed the shell of what used to be a home.
First responders reported flames shooting through the roof when they got there.
The investigation continues.