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Fire destroys barn at Clarence farm market


A two-alarm fire sparked by a faulty electrical cord destroyed a barn at Ken Spoth Farm Market on County Road in Clarence on Friday evening, causing $300,000 in damage. Firefighters were called to the Spoth market at 5:33 p.m. Friday to extinguish a blaze reported in the barn at 8386 County Road.

Swormville, East Amherst and Main Transit fire companies responded, and upon arrival, Swormville Fire Chief Brandon Hauck ordered a second alarm, bringing additional firefighters and equipment from Clarence Center.

It took firefighters about 50 minutes to get the blaze under control, but the barn was a total loss, Hauck said.

The fire caused an estimated $150,000 to the structure and $150,000 to its contents.

Investigators listed the cause as a faulty electrical cord.

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