Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Sheriff's Office

Town of Vienna Fire

August 06, 2014
Elise Schaffer, PIO Phone: (608) 284-6142
Sheriff's Office

At approximately 8:20 am, Dane County Sheriff’s deputies, along with Fire Departments from Waunakee, Dane and Deforest, responded to a fire at 6321 Cuba Valley Road in the town of Vienna.


A manure digester on the property had been emptied two days prior, and when workers started an exhaust fan, they heard a loud noise, followed by the nylon inflatable cover at the top of the digester bursting into flames.  The cover is considered a total loss and is valued at approximately $250,000.  Clear Horizons LLC based in Milwaukee owns and operates the digesters, which convert cow manure from farms into energy.  No one was injured in the incident.