Lightning destroys historic Harlem barn
An old piece of the landscape north of Harlem is gone this morning after a fire Tuesday night.
The large 100-year-old barn, locally known as "Red Barn on the Northside, " that belonged to Tom Ragsdale, owner of Ragsdale Construction Co., was struck by lightening around 9:30 p. m. Tuesday and burned down over night, according to Robert Scheffelmaer, chief of the Harlem Volunteer Fire Department.
"It's basically a total loss, " Scheffelmaer said. "We're still cleaning and working on it. We had crews there all night and still have crews on it. "
"The barn had quite a bit of stuff in it. We...