A Holmes County barn burned to the ground this week with 300 bales of hay and a tractor inside.  The fire was reported Tuesday afternoon, just after 12:30pm, at a Salt Creek Township farm located on Township Road 604.  When firefighters arrived, the 50 x 140 foot barn was already completely engulfed in flames.  Five different departments helped battle the blaze, but were unable to save the structure.  Fortunately, no animals were in the barn at the time and no injuries were reported.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation.