Ore. Fire Hits Former Country Music Star's Barn

Firefighters in Hillsboro battled a barn fire at the home of former country music star Tommy Overstreet on Sunday morning.

Overstreet, 75, was popular during the 1960s through the late 80s. He had five Billboard Top Five Country Singles and close to a dozen Top 10 Country Singles.

When Hillsboro firefighters arrived, they found a 30-foot by 30-foot metal clad barn fully involved, according to a statement from the fire department.

Crews had to set up a water shuttle and the fire was placed under control in 20 minutes.

Units from Washington County Fire District #2 and Cornelius Fire & Rescue responded to assist.

The musucian told investigators he had stepped outside of his home to let his dog out.

"He heard some popping and went to investigate," the department said. Overstreet "found flames crawling up the side of his barn located about 75 yards from his home and in a grove of trees," and he called 911.

Fire officials said the fire caused $100,000 in damage to the barn and some nearby vehicles.

Investigators are examining the said is nothing suspicious about the fire. 

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