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Barn Fire

Posted on 15th April 2014 at 15:52

It’s speculated that debris burning led to a fire that destroyed a century-old barn on some property near Kelso yesterday evening. A woman living in the 300 block of Witherbee Road, which is off of Rose Valley, called 911 at 6 pm yesterday, saying that a barn on her property was engulfed in flames. Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue responded, but the old structure ended up being a total loss. The woman says that her ex-husband had been on the property earlier in the day, burning some debris near the barn. Both she and he say that he got done around 5 pm, and they thought that the debris fire was out at that time. It was also noted that the old barn was partially collapsed, and as such, had a reduced value and utility. Fire officials are calling the fire accidental in nature, with no other followup planned at this time.