Fire destroys barn on SR 73


Fire destroyed a barn in the 3200 block of SR 73 south of Hillsboro Friday night. There were no injuries and no livestock was harmed. Owner Frank Schoolcraft, who said he built the barn himself about 15 years ago, said he was in the yard speaking with a neighbor when they noticed the flames. Fire departments including Paint Creek, Peebles, Franklin Township, Marshall and others responded and worked to contain the blaze, and a portable water tank was set up on the highway as tankers refilled it throughout the evening. Traffic on 73 was still blocked at the scene as of 10 p.m.


Gary Abernathy|The Times-Gazette

Fire destroyed a barn in the 3200 block of SR 73 south of Hillsboro Friday night. There were no injuries and no livestock was harmed. Owner Frank Schoolcraft, who said he built the barn himself about 15 years ago, said he was in the yard speaking with a neighbor when they noticed the flames. Fire departments including Paint Creek, Peebles, Franklin Township, Marshall and others responded and worked to contain the blaze, and a portable water tank was set up on the highway as tankers refilled it throughout the evening. Traffic on 73 was still blocked at the scene as of 10 p.m.

Fire destroyed a barn in the 3200 block of SR 73 south of Hillsboro Friday night. There were no injuries and no livestock was harmed. Owner Frank Schoolcraft, who said he built the barn himself about 15 years ago, said he was in the yard speaking with a neighbor when they noticed the flames. Fire departments including Paint Creek, Peebles, Franklin Township, Marshall and others responded and worked to contain the blaze, and a portable water tank was set up on the highway as tankers refilled it throughout the evening. Traffic on 73 was still blocked at the scene as of 10 p.m.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_fire-73-one4.jpgFire destroyed a barn in the 3200 block of SR 73 south of Hillsboro Friday night. There were no injuries and no livestock was harmed. Owner Frank Schoolcraft, who said he built the barn himself about 15 years ago, said he was in the yard speaking with a neighbor when they noticed the flames. Fire departments including Paint Creek, Peebles, Franklin Township, Marshall and others responded and worked to contain the blaze, and a portable water tank was set up on the highway as tankers refilled it throughout the evening. Traffic on 73 was still blocked at the scene as of 10 p.m. Gary Abernathy|The Times-Gazette
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