Barn Destroyed in Tuesday Night Blaze

A fire in the 1,000 block of Old Flanagan Road completely destroyed a barn on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.
Photo By: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

Article by Clay Crook-

A family in the 1,000 block of Old Flanagan Road suffered the loss of a barn integral to their farm operations Tuesday night. Tractors, skidder, a trailer, and a truck were scorched and burned as well. “The barn was full of hay,” said County Fire Chief Lynn Murphy. “With the weather conditions like they have been, I have been afraid that we would face a spontaneous combustion situation.” Station’s 1, 7, and 11 responded as well as tankers from Stations 2 and 6. In all, about forty firefighters responded, containing the fire to the barn involved, and saving three adjacent barns and contents.

For this and other interesting articles, see the July 11th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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