Remains of the barn after the fire was extinguished.

Fire in Edgewood destroys heritage building

On July 7 the Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a barn on fire.

  • Jul. 16, 2015 8:00 p.m.

On July 7 the Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a barn on fire. The call was received at about 10 p.m. and when the fire department arrived at the scene the barn was fully engulfed. Flames were shooting 60 feet into the air and could be seen for miles.

The barn, which was located close to the valley road, burned through overhead wires leaving the entire community without power or telephone.

By about 1:30 a.m.  the fire crew had doused the flames and prevented the fire from spreading into dry grass or neighbouring buildings. At the time of the fire the barn was empty. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Despite the hundreds of gallons of water that was used, the fire department was called again the next day because smoke was visible at the ruins.

This particular barn, which was located on the west side of the Inonoaklin Valley Road was considered a heritage building and had been standing for over 70 years.

Story and photos submitted

 

by Lynda McNutt

 

 

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