Stories tagged with: barn fire

January 9, 2014 - 1:26pm
26 weeks 1 day ago

About 50 farm animals - goats, chickens, ducks and cows - perished, when a large livestock barn went up in flames early Thursday morning in Licking County.

Firefighters said the blaze in the sprawling pole barn on a farm near Pataskala likely was sparked by some heat lamps that were being used to keep the animals warm.

Firefighters said they were hampered by the size of the barn and the lack of hydrants in the rural area, meaning all the water they used had to be hauled...

December 4, 2013 - 12:41pm
31 weeks 3 days ago

An area farmers loses nearly $100,000 in hay and farm equipment after a fire on Adamsville Road, Wednesday morning.

The Washington Township Fire Department was called to 3060 Adamsville Road across from McDonald's Greenhouse when a barn caught fire. Owner James McDonald said that they had just finished feeding his cows and believes his skid steer exhaust got too close to a round hay bale and caught fire. McDonald said he was alerted to the fire when he saw smoke coming out of the barn...

December 4, 2013 - 10:43am
31 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office says there is a barn fire Wednesday morning.  It happened at 3220 Adamsville Road across from McDonald’s Greenhouse.  Black smoke was seen from the sturcture.  The barn is located at Colonial Heights Farm. Whiz News reporter Nichole Hannahs says owner James McDonald told her there were no animals hurt in the fire.  The barn was filled with hay bailing equipment.  Mcdonald thinks a skid steer exhause got too...

August 22, 2013 - 10:40am
46 weeks 2 days ago

A Muskingum County barn was destroyed by fire Thursday.  It happened at 3636 Cannelville Road just before 9 a.m.  Newton Township Fire Chief Allen Deaver says between 8 and 10 thousand dollars in damage was done to the structure that burned to the ground.  Chief Deaver says the owner kept hay and small hand tools in the barn, which was insured.  Investigators say someone with a chainsaw in the barn may have caused a spark that resulted in the fire.  No injuries...

June 22, 2012 - 4:30am
2 years 2 weeks ago

The Falls Township Fire Department was called to an early morning barn fire.  It happened just after 4:00 Friday morning at 5715 Dresden Road.  Initial reports from the Bunting farm indicated that it was a fully involved fire when crews arrived on the scene.  One fire fighter told us the barn included several tractors.  the 40 x60 pole barn is considered a total loss. Damage from the fire is estimated between $80,000 and $100,000. ...

March 22, 2012 - 3:27pm
2 years 16 weeks ago

Several area fire department spent part of Thursday battling a big barn fire in Muskingum County.   It happened around 10:30 this morning at the Watson Farm at 2800 Arch Hill Road.  New Concord Fire Chief Brent Gates – who was the first on the scene – said when he arrived the barn was fully involved in flames.  Gates says the owner had equipment, tractors, golf carts, tires and he stored his sheep’s wool in the barn – which was all lost....

January 26, 2012 - 7:25am
2 years 24 weeks ago

9-1-1 service is out to residents of New Concord.

New Concord Fire Chief Brent Gates said Thursday morning that there was a barn fire in Guernsey County that burned through the main trunk line of phone line.

As a result anyone with an 826 exchange cannot call long distance, outside the village or 9-1-1. Also cell service is down to all providers, except Verizon.

Repair crews on the scene say service should be restoredby 5 p.m. Thursday.

Anyone that has...

September 6, 2011 - 8:20pm
2 years 44 weeks ago

Firefighters from multiple departments and some helpful neighbors spent hours battling a barn blaze Tuesday afternoon in Salt Creek Township.

A fire started in the barn of Carl Longstreth at 4140 Salt Creek Drive around 4 p.m.

Neighbors immediately took to their tractors and began pulling burning hay from the barn. Wayne Township Fire Chief Don Alexander says their help was important because the structure was filled with hundreds of bales, with each weighing around 800...

June 7, 2011 - 5:37pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

A lightning strike is being blamed for a massive barn fire in Guernsey County Tuesday afternoon.

It happened just before 1 p.m. near U.S. 22 and State Route 800.

Antrim Volunteer Fire Chief Donald Warnock says his department along with three other nearby departments responded to the fire.

He says when crews arrived on the scene they realized that they could not get their tankers near where the barn was located.

So he...

April 28, 2011 - 12:16pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

An area man's story is taking on national interest days after what is believed to be a hate crime arson fire destroys his barn killing eight horses.

Calls have been pouring into Whitehouse Insurance in McConnelsville in an outpouring of support for Brent Whitehosue who lost his show Quarter horses in a fire Sunday night. He's received calls from national media, from supporters in Florida, California and Washington and was mentioned on the website for the Ellen DeGeneres show.


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