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Posted on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 : 4:41 p.m.

Images from barn fire near Milan

By Patrick Record

Four fire departments responded to a barn fire located near the intersection of Milan-Oakville and Fuller roads near Milan on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

The owners, Marvin and Shirley Markgraff, were notified of the fire Tuesday evening when a neighbor called them. There were no injuries reported.

Fire crews from Augusta, Milan, Pittsfield and Exeter responded.

Marvin told that the barn was built in 1924 and that the only thing inside was some old tools.

It was not clear what started the fire. A message seeking more information about the fire was left with the Milan fire department Wednesday.

Intern photographer Patrick Record captured these images.


Nicholas Urfe

Wed, Aug 28, 2013 : 9:03 p.m.

"and that the only thing inside was some old tools." Some old tools? Some old tools. Some old tools! Said someone who clearly has not experienced the terrible quality of "new" tools, and the many virtues of old tools.


Thu, Aug 29, 2013 : 12:20 p.m.

"I do now", said someone whose fingers flew faster than the workings of the force driving them.


Wed, Aug 28, 2013 : 11:10 p.m.

You do know that the "some old tools" was a quote from the property owner don't you?