The Monticello Fire Department received assistance Friday afternoon from five different area departments at a hay barn fire in Monticello Township. The fire at 6734 Edmonson Ave. was reported to emergency dispatchers shortly before 4 p.m. According to Fire Chief Steve Joerg, Maple Lake, Buffalo, Albertville, St. Michael and Delano provided assistance at the fire, with the Big Lake Fire Department covering Monticello’s service area. The fire destroyed the barn, which was filled with hay, Joerg said. See next week’s print edition of the Monticello Times for a full recap. No injuries or loss of livestock were reported, Joerg said. See next week’s print edition of the Monticello Times for a full update.