Wednesday fire destroys barn in Marion Township

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 ~ Updated 9:15 AM
Area firefighters work to contain the flames which consumed a barn near Fillmore Wednesday afternoon.
Banner Graphic/Brand Selvia

FILLMORE -- A barn owned by a Fillmore man is a complete loss after it was consumed by a fire Wednesday afternoon.

The Fillmore Fire Department was dispatched at 2:49 p.m. for the blaze, which was located at 3668 E. CR 50 North northwest of Fillmore.

The barn was owned by Kenny Ames, who was present at the scene and related that he was inside his home near the building when the fire began.

By 3 p.m., firefighters were working to control the flames, from which smoke could supposedly be seen from Veterans Memorial Highway by one Putnam County resident.

When the Banner Graphic arrived on the scene at approximately 3:20 p.m., the building’s inside was completely burned through as firefighters continued to douse the flames.

The Greencastle, Bainbridge and Floyd Township fire departments, in addition to the Mill Creek Township Fire Department from Hendricks County, also responded to the incident.

GFD assisted with putting out the fire and with the overhaul of debris, according to Fire Chief John Burgess. GFD departed from the scene at 5:35 p.m.

FVFD was the last to leave the property and went back into service around 6 p.m.

The house itself was not damaged.

Investigators from the fire department have ruled the blaze as accidental. There were no injuries.

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