08/25/09 Grassy Crest Farm Fire in Plain Grove Township
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Fire departments from three counties battled a blaze that destroyed a large equipment storage and machine shop on a farm in Lawrence County. The dairy farm known as Grassy Crest Farms, Inc. and located in Plain Grove Township, is owned by the Kind family and is home to over 300 dairy cattle. Dwight Kind, owner of the farm, and several other family members were able to save some of the equipment from inside and near the structure. Lost were antique tractors and trucks that were being restored in the building. Dwight Kind suffered burns on his arm and no other injuries were reported. The cattle and barn were not affected by the fire. Damages are expected to approach 1 million dollars.