Lightning Causes Barn Fire South of Gorham

By David Elliott
KRSL – May 22, 2018

Photos by Gorham Fire Department

Lightning caused a barn fire early Saturday morning south of Gorham.

According to dispatch logs, at 1:56 AM Saturday, Russell Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a shed on fire at 3536 176th Street, which is about seven miles south of Gorham.

Gorham and Russell Grant Firefighters responded, along with a Russell County Sheriff’s Deputy and Russell County EMS.

Upon arrival, it was determined the structure was an old barn.

The fire was extinguished, rekindled a few hours later and was extinguished again.

According to Gorham Fire Chief Glen Blundon, the barn is a total loss. A swather inside the barn was also destroyed.

There were no injuries.


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