Restored barn burns to the ground in western IA

Ag/Outdoor, News

February 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A newly restored barn in rural Harrison County went up in flames Wednesday. The Missouri Valley Times reports the barn, located at 2731 Quentin Trail (five miles outside of Logan) started on fire around 10:15-am, Wednesday. Firefighters with the Logan Fire Department were the first to arrive on scene. Fire Chief Craig Charbonneau said the barn and another shed burned down quickly.

Firefighters from Woodbine, Missouri Valley, Magnolia and Modale were also on the scene, bringing anyway from 9-to 10,000 gallons of water altogether, but that wasn’t enough to save the structure, which was originally built in 1941, and completely restored last  November.

The loss, including an adjoining shed, was estimated at $45,000, not including the contents of the barn, which were still being inventoried. Firefighters were on the scene for more than two-hours. No injuries were reported.   Officials say an electrical issue appears to have been the cause of the fire.