Fire causes major barn damage

March 17, 2011

An early-morning fire destroyed a barn in rural Boone County, causing an estimated $500,000 to $1 million in damage. The blaze occurred just before 4 a.m. on a farm off State Road 75 just north of Advance. The fire set off several small explosions from propane tanks on two combines housed in the barn. No one was injured. The cause is unknown.