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Fire destroys Nevill barn

Clare Fire Chief James Chapman said he wanted to thank Ben Sweatland, the property owner who allowed the Fire Department to use the water from their pond to help fight a barn fire last Sunday morning.

The fire completely destroyed a barn and its contents including equipment and about 1,200 bales of hay at Nevill Farms on South Eberhart near Beaverton, owned by Don and Deb Nevill,. “We can’t estimated a loss, Chapman said. We aren’t sure of the value of the equipment that was destroyed.” He said seven fire departments assisted Clare at the scene: Surrey, Harrison, Coleman, Beaverton, and Gladwin. It took about four hours to extinguish the blaze Chapman said. The American Red Cross and the Surrey Point Convenience Store also assisted by helping the firefighters.

Photo courtesy of Ben Sweatland