Fire to a Germantown barn and inside contents are an “entire loss”

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Barn fire

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE @ 4:25 p.m.:

Upon arrival, the barn fire was well-involved and defensive, with three-quarters being heavily-involved, Chief Dan Alldred of Germantown Fire EMS confirmed.

The fire began in the exterior in the south corner due to the property owner trying to remove weeds around the barn with a propane torch. They were unaware of tires down in the weeds; the tires ignited, which caught side of the barn and ran up into the roof. Inside the barn were three vehicles - two cars and a truck, an ATV, a Go-Kart, ammunition, and gasoline.

No one was injured, and there is no damage estimate at this time. The vehicles had not been moved in a considerable amount of time, therefore the “building and contents are an entire loss,” said Alldred.

This was a non-hydrant area; Farmersville, Carlisle, Madison Twp., and New Lebanon all came to assist and bring water to the scene.

FIRST REPORT:

We are hearing reports a structure barn fire in the 6700 block of S. Diamond Mill Rd., Montgomery County Dispatch confirmed.

There have been several reports and crews started responding to the scene around 2:25 p.m.

We have a crew on the way and will update this page when more information becomes available.

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