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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2007 10:00 pm

A lone hot spot was still smoldering Monday afternoon at Leen and Paula De Snayer's dairy, two weeks after fire gutted their barn, destroying more than 1,700 tons of hay, and causing nearly $500,000 in damages.

In the days since the blaze, the Thornton couple have cleared out the twisted sheets of metal, the piles of ash and charred wood.

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  • posted at 5:57 am on Tue, Jul 24, 2007.


    I know that the De Snayer`s aka "Paula Van Exel" are some very hard working people and the dairy bizz is hard work 24/7
    hope all is well!

    good luck.

  • posted at 5:48 am on Tue, Jul 24, 2007.


    Sorry to hear about your loss

  • posted at 4:18 am on Tue, Jul 24, 2007.


    Mr. DeSnayer, I'm sorry you had to lose your barn and the contents of feed for your cattle. I do suggest that if you rebuild, you install an automatic overhead fire sprinkler system to not only protect your building, but the contents which could even be a human or animal life. I know most think it's cost prohibitive, but that's not true, with large insurance premium savings. It'll avoid any similar problem in the future. Call Viking Sprinkler Corp. here in Lodi for an estimate.

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