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Barn lost, animals saved in Thursday fire

Friday, January 6, 2012

Smoke rolled across the sky as local fire departments arrived in northern Greencastle Township Thursday afternoon.

Even as firefighters from five local departments battle a barn fire in rural Greencastle Township Thursday, a calf, safely out of harm's way, looks for a place to graze nearby. Although the livestock will need a new place to stay, no animals were lost in the blaze.
A barn owned by Chris and Kim Duell at 1414 W. CR 100 North was completely destroyed.

Fire departments were alerted of the fire at 4:12 p.m. and firefighters hurried to rescue and release livestock in the barn.

A trailer that was backed up to the barn was also heavily damaged by the blaze.

Damages are estimated at $50,000.

Those on the scene were Greencastle Fire Department, Madison Township Fire Department, Cloverdale Fire Department, Bainbridge Fire Department, Reelsville Fire Department, Operation Life and the Putnam County Sheriffs Department.

Fillmore Fire Department was also dispatched to cover Greencastle's firehouse.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this point. It appears to be accidental, although a malfunction by a tank water heater has not been ruled out.

Greencastle Fire Chief Bill Newgent said he spoke with Kim Duell before leaving the scene, and all livestock appeared to be safe and accounted for.

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Thank you to all the fire fighters and law enforecement officers who reponded. It was a relief to Kim to see some familiar faces in this stressful time. I would also like to thank all the friends and neighbors who stopped or called to check up on us. All the animals made it out alright. Again thank you to everyone.

-- Posted by Duell C on Fri, Jan 6, 2012, at 7:48 AM

Absolutely, thankful you were all okay and nobody was hurt. Sorry for your loss.

-- Posted by onecaringmom on Fri, Jan 6, 2012, at 12:08 PM

I am so sorry for my friends' loss. At least the animals were spared. Thank you to the law enforcement and firefighters who protect us and helped my friends!

-- Posted by teachingforourfuture on Fri, Jan 6, 2012, at 10:03 PM

Iecho everyone else- Thanks to the fire departments and Good luck to the Duells!

-- Posted by talkymom3 on Fri, Jan 6, 2012, at 10:08 PM

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