Vintage car destroyed in Clay Twp. barn fire

Published: Saturday, November 29, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
Updated: Saturday, November 29, 2014 @ 12:47 PM

UPDATE @ 12:15 p.m.

The fire destroyed a classic, vintage car and a pickup truck along with the barn and is believed to have started from an unattended wood-burning stove, according to Brookville Fire Chief Ron Fletcher.

No one was hurt, but the resident’s Shelby Cobra was destroyed as well as his grandfather’s pickup truck, Fletcher said.

Content Continues Below

In addition, a 500-gallon propane tank that is the fuel source for the home’s heat was damaged.

“It’s very sad for the family. They’re devastated,” Fletcher said. “The family is without heat right now to the farm. Hopefully an emergency propane response will come out and take care of the damage to the large propane tank.”

The family was in the process of getting out Christmas decorations that were stored in the barn and had started the wood-burning stove, which Fletcher said appears to be the source of the fire.

Fire crews were able to prevent flames from spreading to an adjacent barn.


Crews are responding to a reported barn fire in the 6500 block of Wellbaum Road in Clay Twp.

Flames and heavy smoke were reported by a Montgomery County deputy before fire crews arrived on scene, according scanner traffic.

A woman who lives nearby tells us she can see heavy, black smoke coming from the area.

Traffic was restricted at Westbrook and Wellbaum roads.