Franklin County authorities respond to barn, garage fire started after lightning strike


FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Several fire departments are on the scene of a barn fire in Franklin County, according to Franklin County public safety officials. 

According to the Franklin County Department of Public Safety, the fire was started by a lightning strike. 

As of 9:20 p.m., authorities say the fire looks like a total loss, and that crews are leaving the scene. 

The barn, which was full of hay, was on fire along with a large garage, which was full of vehicles and equipment. The fire is in the 2200  block of Sontag Road. 

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