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By Deanna Fanton

Massive barn blaze in Wilson, Bath Fire Department response, images

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No humans or farm animals were hurt in the fire, owners react

From the Bath Volunteer Fire Department

On Wednesday June 7th at 1:06 pm The Bath Volunteer Fire Department was Dispatched with the Kanona Volunteer Fire Department to 4736 Turnpike Road for a reported barn fire at the Phil and Shirley Wilson farm in the town of Bath and Kanona Fire response area. The Kanona Chief was first on scene to report a fully involved barn fire with exposure to another structure and requested additional tankers to the scene.

A full second alarm was called shortly after which dispatched departments from Avoca, Howard, Bath VA, Hammondsport and Pulteney to the scene and Savona to the Bath station to cover for Bath. The Steuben County Fire Investigation Team was also called to aid in determining the cause of the fire.

There were no people or animals injured. All units were clear of the scene at 4:13 pm.

With permission from the owner Shirley Obrochta Wilson I am sharing her message and photos from her Facebook account this morning.

“Good morning everyone,

Phil and I are getting a lot of messages and text from all our concerned friends and family. We are trying to respond to everyone but with all the commotion that was going on yesterday it was hard to do.

Yesterday afternoon one of our storage sheds caught fire, which in turn caught a second storage shed eight feet away on fire. No person or animal was hurt or lost.

The main trailer housed the electric fencer for the pasture where the angus graze.

It is suspected by the investigators that the fencer shorted out possibly by a raccoon or rodents chewing through some wiring. Thanking God the house and cow barn were spared and the wind was blowing in the right direction.

Big THANK YOU to all the fire departments, family and friends who showed up and reached out .We love you all.

Now on to a big clean up……but first there is hay to bring in.”

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