MARTINSVILLE, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – Update: A blaze that destroyed a barn in Clark County, Illinois may have been started intentionally.
That’s according to Martinsville Fire Protection District Chief Christopher Davidson who confirmed the state fire marshal’s office is conducting an arson investigation into the incident.
The call came in around 5 p.m. (CST) Tuesday near 1600th Rd and Cline Orchard Rd in Martinsville, Illinois. A total of 33 firefighters from the Martinsville Fire Protection District, Marshall Fire Protection District, and Casey Fire responded to the scene.
Davidson said no one was injured in the fire, and no livestock was in the barn at the time of the fire.
Marshall fire reported leaving the scene around 7 p.m. (CST). Three engines, two tankers and one pumper tanker were utilized in the incident.
The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing at this time.
Original: A barn fire happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday near 1600th Rd and Cline Orchard Rd in Martinsville, Illinois.
According to the Marshall Fire Protection District Facebook page, the barn is considered a total loss and no other structures were involved. Casey Fire Department was also requested by Martinsville for tanker assistance.
Marshall Fire District goes on to state, this is the second barn fire in four days, and this is the second time that multiple agencies within the county have responded to assist one another. According to the Martinsville Fire Chief, the two fires are not connected.
More information will be provided, as it becomes available.