Friday morning fire destroys business, sends one to burn unit

BAINBRIGE The much anticipated 2016 annual opening day for Frog Pond Farms located just south of Bainbridge last Friday was marred by a disaster that left one man hospitalized and a highly prized food attraction destroyed.

Fire crews from Afton, Bainbridge, Masonville and Sidney responded to a reported shed fire at 2001 State Highway 7, approximately one mile south of the Bainbridge Village line, at 11:14 a.m.

While Bainbridge Fire Chief Fred Bell was reluctant to release information on the cause of the fire or who the owner was, a source close to the Cherry family said that a malfunctioning propane heater that had exploded while in operation was to blame.

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