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Published June 13, 2011, 03:20 PM

Polk County Fire Destroys Barn, Kills 3 Cattle; Ruled Arson

A barn was destroyed and three cattle were killed in an early morning fire last Thursday in Polk County. It has been ruled as arson by the Fertile Fire Department.

A barn was destroyed and three cattle were killed in an early morning fire last Thursday in Polk County.

The Fertile Fire Department was called to a structure fire about two miles southeast of Fertile around 1:30 a.m. June 9 at 44955 120th Ave. S.E.

The Fire Department has ruled the fire as arson and the Polk County Sheriff's office and the state fire marshal are investigating.

A reward is being offered for information leading to the identification of the suspect(s) who set the fire. You can call the Minnesota Arson Hotline at 1-800-723-2020.

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