6/26/17 Athens Barn Destroyed In Blaze
A barn in the Athens countryside is a total loss after a fire Saturday, June 24th.
Firemen from Athens requested water mutual aid from Medford at about 5 PM Saturday. The Athens fire chief indicated that no one was in the barn at the time, there were no injuries, however 2 cows were missing. The remainder of the cows were trucked to neighboring farms to be milked. High winds may have contributed to the intensity of the blaze. The barn located at 1519 Willow Avenue is in the town of Bern. The 36 by 120 foot structure is considered a total loss. Cause of the fire is under investigation.