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Fire destroys Copley barn

4/18/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

Photos: Ken Love
COPLEY — Fire departments from Bath, Copley, Fairlawn, Norton, Richfield, Granger, Chippewa, Sharon and Wadsworth responded to a barn on fire on Stimson Road April 11 around 1 p.m., shown at right.

Several of the firefighters are pictured at middle right and bottom right working to put out the flames.

Copley Fire Chief Michael Benson reported fire operations went well and no one was hurt. The homeowner lost some chickens and pigeons, but donkeys got out safely and are temporarily housed with a neighbor. The barn, valued at $100,000, was a total loss, according to Benson. No one was at home in the house near the barn at the time of the fire, and firefighters sprayed it with water as a precaution, he added.

Benson stated the fire was extinguished thanks to help from neighboring fire departments that helped to provide the water flow needed (47,750 gallons total) to extinguish the flames. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

— By Maria Lindsay

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