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Barn Fire On Locust Road

Last updated on Friday, September 9, 2011

(BEDFORD) - Shawswick Volunteer Firefighters went to a home on Locust Road to battle a barn fire on Thursday night.

Thomas Clouse, called 911 at 6:18 p.m. and told the dispatcher that it looked like someone poured gasoline on his barn.

It took firefighters less than 30 minutes to contain the blaze.

Clouse and his 20-year-old grandson had bulldozed the barn down and had started a small fire to burn some of the debris, said Shawswick Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bobby Brown.

"He left the grandson to watch it while he went to get a tractor part," Brown said.

When Clouse returned, the barn was engulfed in flames.

"He was afraid the fire would spread to a corn field, about 15 feet away," Brown added. "We just helped get the fire under control and put it out."

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