Barn fire

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Barn fire - BARN ON DENNEY FARM DESTROYED Vernon Township...
BARN ON DENNEY FARM DESTROYED Vernon Township Barn, Two Horses, Calf, Automobile, Iplements and Grain Included in Loss An electrical and rain storm swept across northern Hancock county Monday Monday afternoon resulting in the destruction destruction of a barn in Vernon township, death to two horses, and destruction of farm implements and grain. The barn burned on the Sam Den-ney Den-ney Den-ney farm, located a quarter of a mile east of the intersection of State Road 13 and 234. Mr. Denney was sitting in the living living room of his home when a Fortville man. Norman Griffey came to his door and told him that the barn was on fire. When Fortville firemen arrived the interior of the barn wa3 a mass of flames. However, personnel of the two Fortville fire trucks succeeded in saving saving a shed which adjoined the house and prevented the flames spreading to the residence. One of two horses in the barn at the time it burned perished and another horse succeeded in breaking out of the barn but was burned so badly that the animal had to be destroyed. A calf in the barn also burned to death. A 1949 model Chevrolet, a corn planter, wagon, approximately 1,000 bushels of corn and considerable hay were destroyed along with the barn. A small crib also burned. The loss is partially covered by insurance. The fire is believed to have resulted from lightning. However, the barn was equipped with lightning rods.

Clipped from The Hancock Democrat17 Jun 1954, ThuPage 1

The Hancock Democrat (Greenfield, Indiana)17 Jun 1954, ThuPage 1
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