Barns in Xenia Twp. catch fire

UPDATE @ 4:35 a.m.: Several sheep died in a barn fire in Xenia Twp. Wednesday night.

Fire officials said residents were alerted to the barn fire by passing residents, and when crews arrived on scene, the barns were fully engulfed.

At least three sheep were escorted to another barn, but four or five sheep died in the fire, fire officials said.

Heating lamps were in the barn, but it’s unknown if they caused the fire.

FIRST REPORT @ 12:20 a.m.:

Hook Road is closed in both directions because of fires that involved two barns.

Xenia Twp. crews were dispatched to the 1300 block of Hook Road about 10:45 p.m.

There are no reports of injuries and the cause is under investigation.

We have a crew on scene. We will update this report as we get information.