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Chief Weer said the property owner had several pieces of antique equipment and several bales of hay in the barn along with the feeder cattle. The structure will continue to smolder into the morning.
The chief estimated the dollar loss at $100,000 to $120,000.
Crews from Pleasant Hill, Bradford, Russia, Houston and Versailles responded to the fire as well.
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Crews from several jurisdictions are on the scene of a barn fire in the 8800 block of North Rangeline Road in Covington.
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Reports of a fully engulfed structure came to this newsroom Friday just before midnight. Crews from Bradford, Covington, Houston and Russia are on scene, trucking in water to the barn, which reportedly is at least 1,000 feet from the road.
We’re hearing that at least one firefighter was overcome by heat and required treatment at the scene.
We will update this developing report as we get information. Stay with whio.com for breaking news.
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