Fire destroyed the Central Iowa Exchange.

A large barn used for horse and cattle sales in northeast Iowa was destroyed in a fire early this morning.*

The fire at the Central Iowa Exchange sale barn in Aplington was spotted around 1 a.m. Crews from all around Butler County responded to the scene.

The building is considered a total loss, but no animals or people were hurt. The cause of the fire is under investigation. A household auction was scheduled to held in the barn on Thursday.

Photo from Central Iowa Exchange’s Facebook page.