An U.S. 224 barn and mechanical shop was ruled a total loss after a fire caught Thursday late morning and ravished the building.
Henry Calame is the owner of the property at 2495 U.S. 224 and was working in the barn Thursday morning, according to Greenwich Fire Chief Dave Seidel.
"He went in the house for a few minutes and when he came out, it was on fire," Sidel said.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but Seidel believes it was most likely caused by an electrical issue, he said.
Fortunately, the cattle owned by Calame were all outside.
"Thank heaven, he lost no animals," Seidel said.
However, Calame's barn and shop was used to store a tractor, sport utility vehicle, a grain drill (farm implement) and a number of tools that were all destroyed, Seidel said.
Calame's property includes 38 acres and is listed as a grain and general farm, according to the Huron County Auditor's website.
The fire department used five trucks, eight firefighters and eight-thousand gallons of water to extinguish the flame, Seidel.
The flame took about three hours to contain, Seidel also said.