TOTAL LOSS: Theresa and Jim Farley of Fowler, Mich., stand in front of what is left of their 285-foot barn that burned to the ground Nov. 8. Inside was their beloved 1942 Ford Coupe, which is now only a shell.
IN HER GLORY: Lost in the fire was an all-original, deluxe, five-window 1942 Ford Coupe.
NO SAVING IT: Seven fire departments responded to the Fowler barn fire, but they were unable to save the structure after it was fully engulfed.
RUBBLE: What remains of the contents of the barn has been moved from its original location, as firefighters worked to extinguish hot spots.
GUTTED: The fire gutted the inside of the 1942 Ford Coupe.
SALVAGED: While the barn was a total loss, Jim Farley shows the barn sign that was salvaged.
BURNED TIMBERS: The 285-foot barn included two extensions onto the original 1870 timber-frame barn. Only burned timbers remain.
FARMSTEAD VOID: The Farleys’ barn not only contained equipment, but also feed and other items. It represented generations of farming and a legacy of hard work.
REMAINS: A skid steer and van were just part of the contents of the barn that burned.
FIREFIGHTING: Dallas Township firefighters, who were joined by six other fire departments, continued to apply water to the smoldering barn well into the night of Nov. 8.