FREDERICKTOWN — Fire Wednesday morning destroyed a barn and a camper on the property of Trent Wine at 10538 Leedy Road, Fredericktown Fire Chief Scott Mast reported.
He said the fire also destroyed a gooseneck camper parked outside the barn, and killed five turkeys, apparently fair projects, that were in the barn. There was no other livestock in the barn.
Mast said the barn contained mostly tool boxes, compressors and other typical farm items, Mast said, as well as some propane tanks and some ammunition.
Mast said a complicating factor in the fire were some primary power lines which burned through and fell in front of the barn. Firefighters could not get near the structure until the power was turned off.
He also said a large propane tank was venting flames during the fire.
Mast said they received the call about the fire at 11:45 a.m. and it was fully involved when he arrived on the scene a few minutes later.
“It must have been going for a while,” he said.
Fifteen firefighters from Fredericktown responded to the alarm, with a grass truck, two engines, a tanker and a rescue vehicle. Jefferson Township in Richland County provided mutual aid with six or seven firefighters with an engine and a tanker.
Mast said they don’t know yet what caused the fire.
“We’re still looking at it,” he said.
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