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Multiple barns destroyed by fire near New Concord

Rick Stillion / New Concord Leader Published: September 17, 2013 12:22 PM
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NEW CONCORD — Multiple barns at a West Road property were destroyed by fire late Thursday night.

Firefighters from six area departments were dispatched to the scene after an initial caller advised her barn was fully engulfed in flames and a second caller reported three barns at the rural property were on fire.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fires.

It was not known as of press time Friday if any animals perished in the fires.

According to dispatch logs at the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office, the resident at 57110 West Road called 911 at 11:05 p.m. to report her barn was on fire. She advised the sheriff’s dispatcher the barn was “fully engulfed.”

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Firefighters from the New Concord, Cassell Station and Byesville volunteer departments were dispatched at that time.

At 11:14 p.m., a second 911 caller advised three barns at the West Road property were on fire. Additional volunteer firefighters were dispatched from the Pleasant City, Cumberland and Senecaville departments.

On arrival at approximately 11:25 p.m., New Concord firefighters advised the sheriff’s dispatcher to cancel off the responding departments except for Cassell Station.

Neither the cause of the fire nor damage estimates were available as of press time Friday.

The fire remained under investigation by the New Concord Fire Department.


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