Fire Guts Barn in Bells
Firefighters from across Crockett County spent hours battling a blaze that destroyed hundreds of hay bales, two tractors and other farm equipment. Firefighters were called to 1095 Oak Crest Road in Bells at around 12:30 p.m., Thursday. A storm had just swept through, and firefighters believe a lightning strike may have caused the fire. The owner was home at the time, but no one was hurt. He told ABC 7 Eyewitness News that this is not the first time his barn has been destroyed. In 2002, a tornado destroyed both his home and barn. Officials said late that afternoon that they had used 45,000 gallons of water to put out the fire, and they expected to use another 20,000 gallons.