George Hiotis

Barn Burns In Fire

by George Hiotis on August 22, 2013 at 12:37 pm

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 were reported.