Fire in Boonsboro destroys barn

Maryland
Emergency officials say a barn is a total loss after a fire in Boonsboro.
 
The fire happened on Monroe Road. Officials say no one was inside the barn at the time of the fire and no one was hurt. The homeowner says if the wind had been stronger, the fire might have blown from the barn right into the home.
 
“I went in and got my grandmother out of the house and the dogs and got them out but when i got back [the fire] sucked half the building in,” Chris Thomas said, the home owners grandson.
 
Saturday night, Washington County first responders including the Sharpsburg and Funkstown fire departments, worked to put out the fire that had completely consumed the barn.
 
“We brought in an additional secon-alarm assignment we brought in also…a water supply from the town of Boonsboro [and] we brought tanker trucks to haul water in,” said Chief Oley Griffith with First Hose Company of Boonsboro.
 
Family of the homeowners are saying the barn is a total loss.
 
“About seven tractors, solar panels, truck, van, trailers, all that stuff is gone,” said Thomas.
 
Officials say due to the size of the fire, they could be on scene for hours to put it out.
 
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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