Saturday Barn Fire Investigated

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The Newton Township Fire Department is investigating a Saturday morning fire in White Cottage.

It happened behind Thompson Funeral Home on Limestone Valley Road.  Lt. Jeremy Yarger said when his crews arrived the barn was fully involved in flames and some power lines were down on the ground.  Yarger said they were hindered with water supply issues and the barn was full of hay, tractors and other farm equipment.  Yarger said they were assisted by firefighters from South Zanesville, Roseville/Crooksville and Falls Township.  The cost to replace all that was lost was estimated at $250,000.  The barn is owned by the Thompson Funeral Home.  There were no injuries reported.

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