Fire in Fall City destroys barn

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FALL CITY - A barn in Fall City was damaged after a fire ripped through it on June 1.

No one was hurt in the fire, but $15,000 worth of damage was done to a barn also used as an art studio.

King County Fire Protection District No. 27 Fire Chief Chris Connor said his station got a call shortly before 2 a.m. and was at the scene at 32020 S.E. 40th St. shortly after 2 a.m. Engines from Snoqualmie Fire and Eastside Fire and Rescue also assisted.

It took about 10 minutes to put out the fire, which had enveloped the art studio.

"It went out easy," Connor said.

Connor said the fire was believed to have been caused by a hot kiln in the barn that had been left on. He said the fire would be ruled an accident.

Eric and Terry Greene are the property owners and who also own the adjacent veterinary clinic.

Eric said that he was awakened by the sounds of the fire crackling and by an orange glow coming through his bedroom window.

Greene said he called the fire department at about 2 a.m. The fireman arrived shortly after, and Greene said that by 2:45 a.m. the fire was completely subdued.

"If there were any animals in the barn, they all made it out safe," Greene said.

The barn was located next to the Legacy Ranch, where alpacas are fenced.

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