Fire consumed most of a concessions barn and some vehicles at Shadow Valley, the popular gospel singing venue, Wednesday evening.
Doug Campbell, director of the Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), said that a citizen noticed the fire located at 54 Warden Road, known as Shadow Valley, from a distance and reported it.
Deputy Tony Metcalf and a neighbor managed to get a four-wheeler and a golf cart out of the open area of the barn but were unable to get a tractor and trailer out of that section of the building before it ignited.
Units were paged about 8:30 p.m., with Central Station, Belleville and Petersburg Fire/Rescue responding.
“We suspect a motor vehicle started it,” said Campbell.
The area of the concessions barn that didn’t burn contained the cooking equipment.
Fortunately, no one was injured in the blaze.
In another fire at 605 Red Oak Road Friday morning, thanks to quick thinking of a resident, the fire was contained to one room of the house.
According to Campbell, the fire ignited in or near the area of a bed. The occupant closed the door to the room, and when firefighters arrived, they were able to put out the fire in the room and save the house.
Boonshill, Central Station, Belleville and Dellrose Fire/Rescue responded. A request for mutual aid from Giles County was cancelled when the fire was extinguished.
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