Monday, December 17, 2007


Eaton Township Firefighters were battling a barn fire in blizzard conditions Sunday night on Butternut Ridge Road.

The homeowner said he was in the barn earlier in the evening working on a relative’s truck with a wood burner keeping him warm. He left the barn to go back inside the house and when he returned he found the barn on fire.

Chief Phil Slack said that his department received assistance from Columbia Township and Eaton Township Fire Departments with tankers and manpower.

The homeowner said that nobody was in the barn at the time of the fire except for the family cat who he believed would not have been able to make it out in time because he had closed the barn up tight before going into his home.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This fire could have been avoided and maybe that poor cat would still be alive if the owner had used some safety precautions.
Please everyone, be safe and use some precautions when dealing with fires of any kind. Those poor firemen would probably rather be back at the station where its warm then battling a blaze that could have been avoided.
Unbelievably bad decision on the owners part. Just glad no one was hurt. Patsy

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