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Fire destroys barn

Friday, October 17, 2008

Flames destroyed a barn filled with hay south of Greencastle Thursday evening.

Greencastle firefighters were called to the Butler farm, located on Cemetery Road, just before 5 p.m. after a neighbor reported seeing smoke and flames.

Fire Chief Bill Newgent said he didn't know the size of the pole barn, which was a total loss, but the building was fully ablaze when the fire department arrived.

Water had to be brought in to fight the fire and extra help was needed from Bainbridge V.F.D., Cloverdale Township VFD, Reelsville Fire, Madison Township Fire, Jefferson Township F.D. and Fillmore Fire.

The fire proved extra difficult to fight due to the fact that there were 300 bales of hay stacked inside the barn. As darkness fell, crews were in the process of separating the smoldering bales and dousing them with water.

"It's a very intensive fire and it takes a lot of water and manpower to fight," Newgent said.

Chief Newgent said the barn was clearly a total loss. As of Thursday evening, he had not had time to estimate the value of the barn, hay and a trailer that were all destroyed.

There was no one inside the barn when the fire broke out and there were no reported injuries. Investigators have not figured out how the fire started.

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Hmmm. Two barns in less than a year?

-- Posted by paddy whack on Mon, Oct 20, 2008, at 1:37 AM

Apparently you don't know any Butler's, paddy whack. Not even worthy of a comment.

-- Posted by countyboy on Tue, Oct 21, 2008, at 2:37 PM

That is quite interesting that 2 barns have burnt in less than a year!!!

What are you talking about "countryboy" who cares who they are the point is 2 barns have burnt in less than 12 months!!!pretty fishy!

-- Posted by Buck_Hunter_2008 on Tue, Oct 21, 2008, at 6:22 PM

People that do shady things find this situation "fishy", not honest people. You have no right to question the Butler's character. They haven't done anything wrong.

-- Posted by bribum on Thu, Oct 23, 2008, at 8:00 AM

This is obsurd. The Butlers can't control the lightning, which is what got the 1st barn. Someone must be upset over having their gas turned off. Grow up people.

-- Posted by ladycubs on Thu, Oct 23, 2008, at 8:01 AM

First of all I dont heat with gas, I heat with Electric!!!This is 2008!!!!And I am a very honest and productive member of society!

Thank You!

-- Posted by Buck_Hunter_2008 on Thu, Oct 23, 2008, at 3:48 PM

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