Rootstown barn fire destroys semi

Damage estimate not available because of the amount of items lost, including Kenworth truck, multiple motorcycles

By Dave O'Brien | staff writer Published:

Two large pole barns, containing vehicles and a large amount of landscaping equipment, were destroyed Monday afternoon during a fire on Industry Road in Rootstown.

No one was injured during the blaze, which was reported just before 4 p.m. at 3205 Industry Road, just south of Giddings Road.

Rootstown firefighters received the call at 3:56 p.m., according to Fire Capt. Marty Jenior. He said the residents were not aware of the blaze until a neighbor told them their garage was on fire.

The Rootstown, Brimfield and Randolph fire departments all responded to the blaze. It took firefighters approximately 90 minutes to control the flames, and the final truck left the scene at about 6:20 p.m., Jenior said.

A damage estimate was not immediately available because of the large amount of items destroyed in the fire, Jenior said. The garage consisted of two pole barns, one 40-by-15 feet and one 32-by-28 feet, he said. Inside were a Kenworth semi truck, "multiple" motorcycles and landscaping equipment, he said.

A camper also was destroyed, and there was heat damage to the siding on the main residence 30 feet away, as well as to the siding a tree house "that matches the residence," Jenior said. The property was insured, he said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Contact this reporter at 330-298-1128

or dobrien@recordpub.com

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