A lawsuit filed in Gage County, Neb., after a Southeast Nebraska barn was destroyed by a controlled burn that got out of control has been settled. Terms of the settlement are confidential. The Barneston Rural Fire Department held a controlled burn on April 2, 2011, on property adjacent to land owned by the Plaintiffs, Vince and Charoyl Koenig. The Koenig property was near the village of Virginia. The fire got out of control and a barn, several other outbuildings, fences and trees on the Plaintiffs’ property were burned and destroyed. The Plaintiffs sued the Village, the fire department and the adjoining landowner. The case was settled, which is good for all concerned.
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