Barn Destroyed by Fire Late Tuesday Afternoon

Written by on May 29, 2019

A barn was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon south of Kenton.

According to information from the Kenton Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched around 3:45 to 18003 Township Road 265.

The barn was totally destroyed, and the loss was listed at $100,000.

The property is owned by Perry Yoder.

A second barn started to catch on fire but was quickly extinguished. Siding on the house was also melted.

A juvenile playing with a heat source was listed as the cause.

Mutual assistance was provided by fire departments from Ridgeway, Mt. Victory, McGuffey and Belle Center.

Firefighters were on the scene for around 2 and half hours.

There were no injuries.

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