On August 22, 1937 at about 11:00 a.m. firemen responded to a barn struck by lightning along the Mt Rock-Pinola Roads a mile west of the Molly Pitcher Highway. A binder, corn plow, seven tons of wheat, 300 bushels of barley and the barn were destroyed. The rural pumper was on the scene in 15 minutes and pumped the well dry, milk cans were used to haul water from a nearby stream to supply the engine. A damage estimate was not available. The Vigilant Hose Company battled the blaze.