Fire levels barn on Leeper Perkins Road


Smoke rises from the remains of a barn that burned down on Leeper Perkins Road Saturday afternoon. Authorities said the fire went unnoticed until someone drove by and reported it.
(Journal-Tribune photo by Marie Woodford)


Local firefighters were unable to arrive in time to save a barn at 11106 Leeper Perkins Road Saturday afternoon.
According to Marysville Fire Chief Jay Riley, authorities received a report of a barn on fire at 3:15 p.m.
According to Riley, the fire wasn’t noticed until someone drove by it.
“It got a big head start before we were able to do anything,” he said.
Riley said the blaze was “fully involved” by the time fire fighters arrived on the scene. It took about 30 minutes before authorities had it under control, though they ended up staying on the scene for about three hours.
The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined yet. Riley said there were no injuries, and there were no animals inside the farm. According to Riley, “skid loaders and a dump truck” were lost in the fire.
The Marysville Fire Department also received help at the scene from the Jerome Township, Scioto Township, Concord Township, Liberty Township and Leesburg Township Fire Departments. The Union County Emergency Management Agency was also at the scene.

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