Barn fire near Syracuse brought under control
Posted: 07/03/2012 at 10:55 am
By: Truth Staff
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Fire fighters spray water on a large metal barn on CR 48 near CR 33 near Benton Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Four departments responded to the blaze that heavily damaged the structure. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard)
There were no animals in the barn and no one was injured in the blaze at 14986 C.R. 48, said Jason Dunlap, chief of the Benton Township Fire Department.
He said they are still investigating the cause of the fire, which brought a total loss to the barn.
Walter Steffen, owner of the barn, sat behind his house Tuesday morning looking as the firefighters worked to control the fire.
Steffen said he didnít know about the fire until someone driving by saw smoke coming out of the barn and told him.
The only things in the barn were some tools, a Mercedes-Benz and hay, Steffen said.
The Benton Township, New Paris, Clinton Township and Syracuse fire departments all sent equipment and personnel to the scene.