Fire destroys Pittsylvania County tobacco barns

Barn damage, crop loss estimated at $20,000-35,000

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. – A Pittsylvania County tobacco grower is out several thousand dollars after a fire early Wednesday morning.

Around 3 a.m. firefighters responded to Marvin Collie Drive and found two tobacco barns on fire.

The fire is estimated to have caused between $20,000 and $35,000 worth of damage and crop loss.

An electrical issue in the barns is believed to have started the fire.

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