Barn and Ski Boat Destroyed in Tuesday Afternoon Fire

September 17, 2008
by: 
Dwayne Page
County Fire Fighters Battle  Blaze at Donnie Agee Barn (photo provided by Callie Matthews)
Donnie Agee Barn Gutted by Fire (Photo provided by Callie Matthews)

A fire Tuesday afternoon destroyed a barn and a ski boat belonging to Donnie Agee at 8375 Holmes Creek Road.

Agee told firefighters that he was winterizing a ski boat housed inside the barn when a backfire from the boat sparked the blaze.

Agee called 911 around 4:00 p.m. and members of the Cookeville Highway, Short Mountain Highway, Main Station, and Tanker Truck of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department responded but found the barn fully engulfed in flames upon their arrival. The boat, barn, and other personal belongings in the barn were destroyed.

Fire fighters were able to contain the blaze to keep it from spreading to other structures in the area.

No one was injured.

(Photos by Callie Matthews)

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