Fairgrounds fire destroys poultry building

An early morning fire at the Washington County Fairgrounds engulfed the fair’s Poultry Building.

The Marietta Fire Department, Warren Volunteer Fire Department and Devola Volunteer Fire Company responded to the fire around 6:20 a.m. today. Most of the building, which housed the weekly River City Farmers Market on Saturdays, was aflame by the time Marietta firefighters arrived on scene, said Chief C.W. Durham.

No one was injured in the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The state fire marshal has been called. See Tuesday’s Marietta Times for complete details on the fire.