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Two barns destroyed in farm fire

Saturday blaze kept firefighters on scene for hours

January 21, 2013

FEARING TOWNSHIP — No people or animals were injured when two barns and several pieces of farm equipment were destroyed by fire on a farm at 640 Stanleyville Narrows Road around 8:15 p.m. Saturday....

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jbennett

Jan-21-13 7:22 AM

Sorry for the loss, but my Grandpa always told us kids to pack those hay bales tight so no air can get between them. No air, no fires. These round bales should never be stored in or near any buildings just because of that. He also would feel the hay every day for heat and a couple of times he tossed a bale outside and would bust it open. Sure enough there would be a hot spot that would burst into flames when it got air. He just had a feel for that I guess.

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JoeBobAcabra

Jan-22-13 12:15 AM

Good points and rememberances jbennett. I don't know if that applies here since the fire cause is not yet determined but this was a very old Ohio homestead that a millionaire bought for fun, so it's possible that he and the help didn't know the dangers of spontaneous combustion.

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