Fires Claim 2 Barns, (10 Acres) In 12 Hour Span, Fire Chief Says Wind To Blame

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Fires Claim 2 Barns, (10 Acres) In 12 Hour Span, Fire Chief Says Wind To Blame

ADAMS TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Two tobacco barns were lost to fire within a 12-hour span Sunday/Monday and the local Fire Chief says strong winds are to blame. Chief says, in total, about 10 acres were lost.

The first fire occurred on Buckley Rd in Adams before 9 pm Sunday evening. LOCATION OF BARN  The Adams Fire Department, Robertson County EMS, North Robertson Fire & Rescue, and the County Highway Department all responded to the scene.

The second fire (also in Adams) occurred just 12 hours later in the 4400 block of Goodman Rd, the first call coming in to 911 at 9:10 am. LOCATION OF BARN The Adams Fire Department,  North Robertson Fire & Rescue and Robertson County EMS all responded to the scene.

Fire Chief Ray Brown estimates the loss of both barns just under 10 acres of tobacco. Chief Brown indicates that both barns are a total loss and no firefighters were injured. Both barns are located about 4.5 miles apart on opposite sides of Adams Tennessee. Chief Brown told Smokey Barn News that strong winds were logged in as the official cause of both fires, and no foul play is suspected.

For farmers, smoke-firing tobacco carries risks to both structures and product. It’s something every tobacco farmer will face in the firing season. Smokey Barn News is named after the smoke-firing industry “Smokey Barn” and we are always saddened to see one lost to fire. For tobacco farmers, fires represent a tremendous loss in man-hours, income, structures, and product. For a photo album of beautiful smoking barns submitted by readers and Smokey reporters; CLICK HERE

Photographer: Nate carpenter