Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Barn Burns, Livestock Lost

On July 29, 1949 at 6:30 p.m. firemen were sent once again to a barn fire, this time at the William Varner farm, Newville R. R. 1, along the Newville-Centerville Roads. Like all the other barn fires to plaque the area over the last couple of months this one also was caused by an overheated haymow. When the Newville Company arrived the fire had gained considerable headway and the Vigilant’s assistance was requested. Neighbors attempted to save the livestock but three cows and a heifer perished in the blaze. A large bull escaped but he was burnt so bad he had to be put down. Also destroyed in the blaze were eight loads of hay, corn, straw, farm machinery and a lot of new walnut lumber. A damage estimate was not available. The Newville Fire Company and Vigilant Hose companies battled the blaze.

1 comment:

Haney said...

After reading your posts for the past couple of weeks, obviously it's that time of year to watch for overheated barns.