Calf Perishes in Barn Fire

March 20, 2013
by: 
Dwayne Page

A Wednesday afternoon fire destroyed a barn belonging to Tony Davis at 3750 Seven Springs Road.

Central dispatch was notified at 1:50 p.m.

Members of the Blue Springs and Main Station of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department responded but could not save the barn. A bottle fed calf also perished in the fire.

County Fire Chief Donny Green said the cause of the fire is undetermined but may have been electrical.

Meanwhile, county firefighters saved a mobile home in a Tuesday afternoon blaze at 1100 Allen Bend Road in the Belk Community.

Central dispatch was called at 5:32 p.m.

The mobile home belongs to Crystal Moore but she didn't live there. The persons who did occupy the home had recently moved out although some home furnishings remained.

According to Chief Green, the fire started from a bedroom and spread from the trailer to the yard and field in front of the structure. The cause of the blaze is undetermined. Chief Green said firefighters were able to contain the trailer fire to the bedroom but the rest of the home received heat, smoke, and water damage. A large area of the front yard was scorched by the flames.

Members of the Belk, Blue Springs, Keltonburg, Main Station, Short Mountain Highway, and tanker truck all responded along with DeKalb EMS and officers of the sheriff's department.

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