3 fire departments battled fires on property belonging to John Patterson of Clarksville on Monday, December 1st. The fire was reported shortly before 8:00 p.m. and units from R.F.D. 1, 2 and 3 responded. Two barns, numerous round bales of hay and farm equipment were destroyed in the fire, with initial damge estimates around $55,000. The fire is suspicious in nature and is under investigation by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office and Arkansas State Police.