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Barn Fire North of Sandoval Causes $120,000 Damage

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

A barn fire on a farm north of Sandoval caused an estimated $120,000 damage late Saturday night.  

Sandoval Fire Chief Chad Parson says Wiley and Connie Snyder of Pope Road discovered the fire after the 40 by 80 foot pole barn was already fully engulfed in flames.  The first priority of fireman was to try and stop the fire as it started to spread to a second nearby barn.  Parson says they were successful in limiting damage to the second barn to a hay loft and a melted skylight.  Odin, Patoka and Centralia District Firemen all provided mutual aide assistance.  

In addition to destroying the one pole barn structure, a large amount of hay, a large RV used to pull horses and other farm equipment inside were lost.  A tractor was used to pull apart some of the hay bales in an attempt to put out some of the fire inside them. 

While there is nothing to indicate the fire is suspicious in nature, Parson has asked a State Deputy Fire Marshall to review the fire scene to try and determine the cause of the fire.  

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