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Fire destroys James City barn on Tuesday night

Fire destroys James City barn on Tuesday night

Piles of hay were still smoldering on Wednesday morning after a barn was destroyed by a fire in James City on Tuesday night.

The visible wreckage included melted metal fans, chairs and a file cabinet, as well as a charred pitchfork and Ford-New Holland 6610 tractor.

“There was nothing left when I got here last night,” said Jeff McCracken, the 44-year-old son of farm owners Wayne and Willie-Mae McCracken.

No one was injured, but the remains of farming equipment lie in the mud with the blackened infrastructure. The equipment is lost forever because the barn was uninsured, Jeff McCracken said.

“It’s a lot of money lost,” he said....

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