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Fire levels Hillsboro barn

A Sunday morning fire leveled a barn on the north edge of Hillsboro, causing an estimated $100,000 in damages. The blaze was reported by former country music star Tommy Overstreet, who lives on the property.

When Hillsboro firefighters arrived, they found a 30-foot by 30-foot metal-clad barn fully involved. Fire crews were able to bring the flames under control in about 20 minutes, but spent more than two hours mopping up hot spots.

Firefighters from Washington County Fire District No. 2 and Cornelius Fire & Rescue aided in fighting the blaze.

Overstreet, 75, was unhurt, and there were no animals in the barn.

Fire investigators examined the scene but found nothing suspicious regarding the cause of the fire. In addition to the complete loss of the barn and its contents, a van, pickup truck and a horse trailer also suffered damage from radiant heat.



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