Building near The Chef’s Garden in Huron destroyed by fire; business operations continue – Morning Journal


A storage building opposite the Chef’s Garden was destroyed in a fire early on January 14.

No injuries were reported.

Six fire departments fought the blaze after being called around 2 a.m. to the 1500 block of Scheid Road, according to the Huron Fire Department.

The barn was used to store old vehicles and farm equipment, firefighter Tyler Sams said.

The cause of the fire was unknown on the afternoon of January 14.

The building was a 100 square foot by 200 square foot structure and was attached to three other barns, Huron Fire Captain Kurt Schafer said.

“They were able to stop it before it spread to the other barns,” Schafer said.

The Huron Fire Department dispatched 15 firefighters who arrived at the building as it was completely engulfed in flames.

Fire departments from Berlin Heights, Milan, Groton Township, Margaretta Township and Perkins Townships assisted in the shuttle with tanker trucks, Schafer said.

The family that owns the building was not available for comment, but released the following statement on Farmer Jones Farm at Chef’s Garden:
“It is with deep regret that we share the news that early this morning, Friday January 14th, we had a fire which completely destroyed the old family barn which housed Farmer Jones Farm Market.

“We are extremely grateful that there were no injuries. This will not impact our day-to-day operations at Chef’s Garden. Most importantly, we will continue to grow and deliver the fresh vegetables our community loves.

“A heartfelt thank you to all local fire departments for your efforts to contain and mitigate the fire. The farm is grateful to all responders who worked tirelessly to extinguish the fire.

“There are so many memories of our old family barn that we will cherish. Buildings and things can be replaced. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this time. Bob and Lee Jones and their family.

No further details were available as of January 14.


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