Barn deemed a complete loss

Owners lose antiques, equipment

By Melody Vallieu

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TIPP CITY — A barn is a total loss after a fire at a home at 6435 S. Kessler-Frederick Road on Tuesday night.

The 9-1-1 call came in about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday with smoke and fire visible and the barn was fully involved by the time firefighters arrived on the scene, according to Tipp City Fire Chief Steve Kessler.

He said finding a cause for the fire, with the barn being a complete loss, isn’t likely.

“With the barn burned as bad as it did, it won’t be likely to find a cause,” Kessler said.

The fire was about 200 feet from the home’s garage and and burned the siding, however, Kessler said there was no damage to the owner’s home.

Kessler said the barn was filled with items such as ATVs, snowmobiles, lawnmowers, an antique tractor, antique furniture, and some straw and hay.

He said the owner estimates the barn’s contents at about a $100,000 loss, while the barn structure itself was approximately a $60,000 loss.

Kessler said no one was in the barn when the fire started and no one was injured as a result of the blaze.

The Tipp City Fire Department responded to the scene, along with the West Milton Fire Department for mutual aide, according to Kessler.

The fire took about three hours to extinguish, he said.
Owners lose antiques, equipment
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