Overnight fire destroys welding barn at Stafford Farms, second fire this month

Flames and explosions destroyed a welding barn at Stafford Farms early Wednesday, August 15. (WWMT)

RICHLAND, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Officials in Richland are investigating a second barn fire at Stafford Farms this month.

The Richland fire crews told Newschannel 3 there were multiple explosions as a result of the fire early Wednesday morning. Both welding and propane tanks exploded in the intense heat, destroying the barn used for welding.

The fire broke out just after 12:30 a.m. at Stafford Farms on D Avenue in Richland.

No one was injured in the fire.

Firefighters from multiple departments spent hours making sure all the hot spots were out.

Just last week, a different area at this same farm also caught fire. On August 7th, a viewer sent us video of the smoke billowing out of a barn at Stafford farm. Fire officials told Newschannel 3 that fire happened in a hay barn.

Hay lost, but no injuries in barn fire at Stafford Farms in Richland

Both of the fires are still under investigation at this time.

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