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Barn on turkey farm in Sanpete County destroyed by fire

Nov 22, 2022, 8:30 PM
A barn on a turkey farm in Sanpete County was destroyed Tuesday morning by a fire. The fire also burned 250 bales of hay. Photo credit: Fountain Green Volunteer Fire Department.

SANPETE COUNTY, Utah — A barn on a turkey farm in Sanpete County is a complete loss following a fire the morning of Nov. 22. No people or animals were injured by the fire.

According to Todd Robinson, with the Fountain Green Fire Department, the fire started at 8:15 a.m. Robinson says the fire was on a farm between Moroni and Fountain Green.

He says that an electrical short caught the structure on fire, which was storing hay.

The incident occurred on a farm owned by a father and son, who were not there at the time. Robinson says a neighbor called in the fire.

The blaze turned out to be a costly one. Robinson says 250 bales of hay were burned in the fire; each had a value of $250.

Additionally, a tractor and a side-by-side were also burned, both with a value of $15,000. Furthermore, miscellaneous items that had a combined value of $10,000 were also burned. 

Robinson says with all the hay that was in the barn, the fire is still burning and will be smoldering for the next week.  

Fire crews from Fountain Green, Moroni and Wales all responded to the fire. 

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