Firefighters save Free Soil barn

April 28, 2014

us31_barn_fire_042814_grant_free_soilBy Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. 

us31_fire_042814_barnFREE SOIL — Strong wind gusts never make firefighting easy. However, firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a barn fire on North U.S. 31 Monday morning before too much damage was caused. Free Soil/Meade and Fountain fire departments were called to the scene between Townline and Freeman roads around 9:45 a.m. Within a few minutes they also requested assistance from Grant Twp. Fire Dept.

Grant Twp. Fire Chief Ron Melchert

Grant Twp. Fire Chief Ron Melchert

The barn was reported to be abandoned. A neighbor said he believed it was owned by Darren Schultz. By 10:15 a.m. Grant Twp. Fire Chief Ron Melchert reported the fire had been extinguished with fairly minor damage.

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