12/30/11 Thursday afternoon fire fighters from several departments responded to a huge barn fire at 14173 6th Road just north of Plymouth. A neighbor called 9-1-1 at 12:37 and reported that the barn that was totally engulfed. Black plumes of smoke rose high into the sky and could be seen for miles.
Tanker trucks from Bremen, Bourbon, Lakeville, Walkerton, Koontz Lake, North Liberty ferried water from the hydrant in front of Showland Cinema on Oak Drive to the scene. The Plymouth Fire Department assisted with a full crew of firefighters and equipment.
Although this was a rural area, a city water hydrant was near and traffic was restricted on Oak Drive and the tanker trucks would fill and return to the scene. At one time approximately 8 tankers were lined up on 6th Road waiting to assist with the fire.