Piece of History Burns In Troy

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By Sarah Cantey

 A fire destroys a piece of history in Troy. 

 
Flames engulfed a barn at the Pioneer Museum off of U.S. Highway 231. It happened early Tuesday. Someone called 911 after seeing flames just after 3 in the morning. 
 
Troy Fire is investigating and the fire chief says the cause is yet to be determined. Chief Thomas Outlaw said it most likely wasn't electrical but they are looking into whether a tractor in the middle of the barn could have sparked the blaze. 
 
Director Pioneer Museum Kari Barley said, "we were fortunate that we didn't lose the other buildings and other structures around. But we still have a lot to be thankful for. We still have several buildings for visitors to see and over 18,000 artifacts in our main building so this was a devastating lose but we were lucky not to lose anything else."
 
The barn was built in 1850. It must now be torn down. 
 
Museum directors say they need a lot of support. If you want to help the best way is to still visit the museum. For more information visit- http://www.pioneer-museum.org/