Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The cause of the barn fire in Jefferson Twp., Ohio was most likely lightning


JEFFERSON TWP., Ohio - Authorities say all of the livestock inside a Jefferson Township barn accounted for after the barn went up in flames Wednesday morning.

However, Fox 45 is told there was large farm equipment inside the barn and it is a total loss. While the cause of the fire is under investigation, firefighters say it was most likely caused by lightning. Firefighters say a neighbor heard thunder and saw a flash of lightning before the barn caught fire. 

JEFFERSON TWP., Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A barn in the 8000 block of Hemple Road in Jefferson Township has been fully engulfed with fire.

Crews were called out shortly before 10:00 a.m. to the scene.

It's not clear what caused the fire at this point or if any animals were inside, but the smoke can be seen from quite a way off of the scene.