A fire engulfed a bar near Jackson Road in Clark County

Salvage effort sparks fire, destroys Clark County barn

A fire in an old barn destroyed the building.

The blaze started when a man was salvaging the big wooden beams in the barn, cutting them out with a chainsaw, a fire official said.

The chainsaw created sparks that ignited dry grass, according to the fire official. The wind helped the flames spread quickly to the back of the barn.

Nothing was inside the barn, which was a total loss.

Hustead and Pitchin fire departments responded to the scene.

EARLIER

Multiple crews were called to a barn fire south of Springfield in Clark County.

The fire was reported at approximately 11:15 a.m. in the 200 block of West Jackson Road, which sits just west of Ohio 72.

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