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Iconic Knoch Farm Damaged in Fire
Posted on: 01/21/2013
By  Mike Cullums
 
Four volunteer fire department battled a large fire at an historic farm in Fearing Township on Saturday night - a farm that served as a national icon for Ohio ten years ago.
 
The blaze was reported just after 8:00 p.m. at the old Knoch Farm on Stanleyville Narrows Road.
 
A large barn was fully involved when Fearing firefighters arrived. They called for help from the Devola, Salem and Reno departments as they focused their efforts on saving other nearby structures, including two silos, clustered together on a bluff in the Duck Creek Valley.
 
No firefighters were injured and no animals were lost, but the damage was extensive. No damage estimate is available at this time.
 
The old Knoch Farm has been owned in recent years by Marietta businessman John Lehman.
 
The farm and the surrounding valley was featured on the US Postal Service’s Ohio Bicentennial Stamp in 2003.
 
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