The following photographs show the condition of the old Barner (or Massey) House in Smithland after the fire earlier this week. The photographs were taken today.
The oldest portion of the house, consisting of a log cabin, was on the right side of the photo. Only a smoldering pile of logs and ash remain.
The following two photographs show the newer portion of the home.
The fire has been ruled arson.
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by Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG