Source: Jim Comer
GREENVILLE – A three alarm fire early Thursday night destroyed the Swine Barn at the Darke County Fairgrounds.
At approximately 9:15 p.m., emergency personnel from Greenville City Fire Department, Greenville Township Rescue and officers from the Greenville City Police Department were dispatched to the Darke County Fairgrounds in reference to a fully involved structure fire at the Swine Barn. Greenville City Fire immediately called for a second alarm and eventually a third alarm with the need of additional ladder companies from Piqua and Burkettsville fire departments.
Arriving units found the Swine Barn fully engulfed in flames and quickly worked to knock down and control the blaze.
Mutual aid companies from across the county joined the battle, preventing the spread of the fire to neighboring structures. Damage from exposure did occur to those neighboring barns but to what extent is still unknown.
Darke County Fair Manager Brian Rismiller said during this time of the year the Swine Barn is used as a storage facility. Although unclear of the exact contents, he did state that he knew of a couple antique tractors, travel trailers, a sail boat and a couple vehicles that were inside.
The fire will remain under investigation by the Greenville City Fire Department.