The Washington Fire Department responded Sunday morning to a barn fire on Bush Road in Fayette County that resulted in significant damage to the structure and a vehicle.
The station received a tone at 8:30 a.m. Sunday on a report of a barn fire at 770 Bush Road. On arrival, the Washington Fire Department (WFD) found a small barn showing flames throughout. Working quickly, the firefighters extinguished the fire before the building weakened and collapsed. Upon initial investigation, the WFD found a truck in the barn was the point of origin for the fire.
The barn was burned throughout, with marks across many walls and the ceiling. The truck was also destroyed in the fire.
“We had Concord & Green Township and Sabina fire departments assist by bringing water to the scene,” Washington C.H. Fire Capt. Larry McGarvey said. “When we got there we had a lot of fire, flames were coming out of the front, back and through the roof. We got it knocked down pretty quick and the structure was still standing.”
The co-owner of the vehicle was on the scene and advised the WFD that he had fuel issues with the vehicle and had been working on the fuel system on Saturday evening. The WFD could not determine the source of heat for ignition.
According to the report, there was no other significant loss from the fire. After over two hours, between putting out the fire and the investigation that followed, the Washington Fire Department departed from the scene.
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