Investigators narrow down cause of big barn fire near Leavenworth

  • Source: iFiberOne
  • Published: 11/21/2019 10:40 AM

Fire investigators are narrowing down the cause of the Wednesday’s big barn fire near Leavenworth. At 11:41 p.m., fire crews rushed to the scene of the blaze where a two-story 2,300 sq. ft. barn was engulfed in flames. Built in the sometime in the early 90’s, the barn stored two vehicles, a tractor, snow machines and at least one goat. We spoke to Chelan County Fire Marshal Bob Plum who suspects that the fire was electrical but has yet to pinpoint the source. Plum pointed to the fact that a tractor was plugged into a an engine block heater which may have ignited the blaze. All the contents inside the barn burned and a goat was killed. The barn is a total loss and damage is estimated to be at least $270,000. No one was hurt.


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