Banks, BANKS FIRE DISTRICT 13, COMMUNITY

Barn destroyed, home damaged in fire near Banks

The barn that burned near Banks on Tuesday, May 11. Photo: Banks Fire District

Banks Fire District 13 and several neighboring fire agencies fought a fire near Banks that destroyed a barn and caused significant damage to a nearby home on Tuesday evening. 

Banks Fire District was first dispatched to reports of a fire in the Wilkesboro community near the intersection of Aerts Road and Wilkesboro Road just outside of Banks around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, according to Banks Fire spokesperson Mitch Ward. 

The two-story barn was engulfed in flames when crews arrived, and caused significant heat damage to a house on the property located next to the barn. No animals or people were injured in the blaze, which is believed to have been caused by a burn pile behind the barn used over the . . .

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