Multiple crews battle blazing barn fire in Darke County

Published: Monday, July 01, 2019 @ 1:19 PM
Updated: Monday, July 01, 2019 @ 5:26 PM

Firefighters battle Darke County blaze

UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.:

Multiple crews responded to a two-alarm barn fire Monday afternoon in the 5100 block of Beamsville-Union City Road.

Darke County deputies, Ansonia Fire and Rescue, Greenville Township and Versailles Fire Department were dispatched around 1 p.m. to the fully engulfed fire.

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Heavy smoke and flames were showing from the barn when crews arrived and numerous outbuildings also were exposed to the heat and flames, which requested a second-alarm.

(The Early Bird)

Greenville City, Union City, Rossburg, Gettysburg, Burkettsville and North Star Fire Department all responded to the second-alarm. 

Clouia Longenecker, the owner of the property who wasn’t home, said the brick outbuildings were primarily used for storage of miscellaneous items and nothing of great value was believed to be stored inside.

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“I just left here around 12:30 p.m. and everything was fine,” she said.

According to Ansonia Fire Chief Paul McCleskey, firefighters on scene worked hard to bring the fire under control and were able to save all the surrounding buildings from any major damage.

The cause and nature of the fire are under investigation.