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Hopewell Twp. Barn Fire


April 11, 2019

Herald of April 9, 2009

Nine fire companies helped extinguish a barn engulfed in flames at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, along Route 26 near Cottle’s Corner in Hopewell Township.

According to Starla, wife of Kenneth Martin, the 70 by 55-feet barn was completely lost to the fire.

Farming equipment, heifers, hay and straw were kept in the main barn. A second, smaller barn also sustained damage in the blaze and had to be torn down the following day. Mr. Martin said the small barn was used for small heifers. Mr. Martin said he estimates the damage to be between $350,000 and $450,000.

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