By Deb Patterson
NORTH WEBSTER — The cause of a fire that destroyed a barn at 7130 N. 650E, North Webster, is still under investigation. Tippecanoe Township Fire Territory was alerted at 10:11 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. A full assist from Turkey Creek Fire Territory and tanker assists from Pierceton, Leesburg and Milford were requested.
Fire Chief Jeremy Likens stated it is believed the fire started in a recreational vehicle parked beside the barn and spread to the structure. When firefighters arrived the barn was fully involved.
Three large full liquid fertilizer containers were saved. The barn contained hay and tools.
Approximately 25 firefighters responded to the scene. Because the barn was located along a back lane, water was pumped from the road to the structure.
“We had a good stop,” stated Likens.
Tippecanoe firefighters were at the scene until approximately 2 a.m. Thursday, April 7.
The barn is owned by Roger and Sandi Miller.