|Firefighters Battle Barn Fire in Sherwood, Prevent Fire from Spreading to Adjacent Structures.|
|A large barn heavily involved in fire.||Both structures were saved and sustained only minor heat damage.|
Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
|Published on Saturday May 15, 2021 - 5:34 AM|
As more firefighters arrived on scene, they worked quickly to contain the barn fire and extinguish the spot fires in the adjacent field. Firefighters also worked to protect two nearby structures. Both structures were saved and sustained only minor heat damage. Because of the rural location firefighters had to shuttle water to the scene using water tenders. Approximately 32 firefighters brought the fire under control in 40 minutes.
A TVF&R fire investigator was able to determine the cause of the fire to be accidental and related to bee keeping activities that were occurring in the barn at the time the fire started. Unfortunately, the barn was a total loss. There were no injuries reported, and no animals were housed in the barn. There is no damage estimate available currently.