The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

July 5, 2014

Fire destroys storage barn in Austinburg Township

AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP — Seven area fire departments responded to a fire at a storage barn along Cork Cold Springs Road early Saturday morning, said Austinburg Assistant Fire Chief Ben Paxton.

“We had a fully involved barn fire,” Paxton said of the scene when firefighters arrived at 3303 block of Cork Cold Springs Road. He said the call came into dispatch around 1:30 a.m.

“It was just in a storage barn,” Paxton said of the building that housed a vehicle and tools, but no animals. He said there were no immediate estimates of damage to the structure or its contents

Paxton said firefighters from Austinburg, Harpersfield, Geneva, Jefferson Morgan Township, Trumbull Township and Saybrook Township responded to the blaze. He said the mutual aid help was predominantly tanker trucks for water transport.

Paxton said there was nobody inside the building when firefighters arrived on the scene. He said nobody was injured during the fire and damage estimates were not complete.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Paxton said.


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