Update: Garage Destroyed by Fire

By: Phillip Hickman Email
By: Phillip Hickman Email

Update: Three Washington County fire departments were busy Friday morning responding to a fire in Barlow.

The fire broke out around 9 o'clock Friday morning at the garage of a home on the 4-hundred block of Knob Drive.

Dunham, Little Hocking, and Barlow fire companies responded to the blaze. Chief Ernie Hoschar of the Dunham Fire Department says: "It's a joint effort between all the neighborhood departments. We have five, six or eight people show up. Barlow has five, six or eight people show up. Same with Little Hocking. You get enough guys and it's the initial attack that kills."

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said crews were concerned about the fire spreading to the woods. Crews were able to contain the blaze to the garage and stop it from spreading to the house and the woods.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Posted: 9:30 am

Multiple Fire Departments are fighting a fire in Barlow.

According to Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks crews were called out around 9:00am.

The fire was in a garage of a house located on the 400 block of Knob Drive in Barlow.

Crews were originally worried about the fire spreading to the woods.

Dunham, Little Hocking, and Barlow fire companies responded.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Mtta on Mar 13, 2009 at 02:31 PM
    "You get enough guys and it's the initial attack that counts" I believe that is what was said by the chief.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2009 at 11:56 AM
    Most fire dept. in Washington count are volunteer. Some municiples do have paid fire Dept. All volunteers take time from their jobs and families to help out others. Each Dept has an area that they cover. One might be closer but it depends what Dept covers the area the call comes from. I just want to say thank you to all the VFF who in the last couple weeks has been out fighting the brush fires and house fires in Washington County.
  • by Big John Location: Watertown on Mar 13, 2009 at 11:33 AM
    "You get enough guys and it's the initial attack that kills"? What does that even mean? Is that quote correct? Surely they quoted him wrong.
  • by Dan Location: Mill Branch on Mar 13, 2009 at 10:56 AM
    Good to see everyone working together in order to save the house. Shame about the garage. At least nobody was hurt.
  • by Lee Location: Little Hocking on Mar 13, 2009 at 10:46 AM
    Just a note on this, Northlake subdivision sits in Dunham Township.But everyone that lives there has a Vincent address.
  • by Concerned Location: Marietta on Mar 13, 2009 at 09:51 AM
    Who cares if the fire is closer to Barlow, Vincent or Veto, as long as everyone is ok. I think some people need to get a job or a hobby. Some of these comments get a little out of hand. Sounds like to me a lot of people have to much time on their hands, so they put way to many comments on some of these subjects.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2009 at 09:49 AM
    Everyone is ok, it was a building by the house.
  • by Anonymous Location: northlake on Mar 13, 2009 at 09:40 AM
    no, Northlake IS in Vincent, just thought I would add that note.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2009 at 08:43 AM
    Who is the family? does anyone know? is everyone ok?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2009 at 08:10 AM
    North Lake Sub Div is actually not in Barlow, it is closer to Vincent and Veto, off RT 339
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