Barn Fire in Neosho

6/8/11 – Fire destroyed a barn on Highway 67 in the town of Neosho late last night. Officials say no one was hurt but the barn was a total loss and several tools and vehicles were in the barn when it went up. Firefighters got the call just after 8pm and when they arrived on scene the barn was fully engulfed. It’s unclear how the fire started but the owner told officials that there were several appliances plugged in that may have played a role. No firefighters were injured though there were precautions taken due to the outside temperatures yesterday along with the heat from the fire. A portion of Highway 67 was shut down for about 3 ½ hours while the seven fire departments on scene fought the blaze.