Darke County Fair Board a major step closer to replacing swine barn destroyed in fire

    (Courtesy: Terry Miller)

    DARKE COUNTY, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The Darke County Fair Board is now a major step closer to replacing a swine barn that burned down on the fairgrounds in October 2018.

    The Early Bird reports that the board voted to accept a $500,000 donation from Cargill in exchange for lifetime naming rights of the building on Wednesday.

    Video: Swine barn catches fire at Darke County Fairgrounds

    GREENVILLE CITY, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The swine barn at the Darke County Fairgrounds caught fire Thursday night. (Courtesy: Terry Miller) Crews fighting the flames called out a third alarm. So far, it"s not clear if there are injuries in the incident or what caused the fire to spark.

    There are still questions in the rebuilding project, including about moving the barn or having one building to house the swine, goats and sheep.

    Under the current proposal, they would demolish the goat barn, dog barn and FAA building, construct a 28,000 square-foot metal framed Swine Barn and Community Center, a new goat barn in the location of the old Swine Barn and a wood framed Dog Pavilion.

    Bids on the current scope of the project are expected on February 1.

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