Fire destroys Amish barn in Stoneboro

Stoneboro barn fire
The fire chief said the fire spread quickly because there were 1,200 bales of hay inside the barn.

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Eight fire departments responded to a barn fire Monday afternoon in Lake Township in Stoneboro, Pa.

The 40-foot by 30-foot Amish barn at 68 Stock Farm Road caught fire about 2:30 p.m. and spread quickly because there were 1,200 bales of hay inside, according to Stoneboro Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Rick Reither. He said the owners managed to get two horses and some equipment out of the barn before firefighters arrived.

Because of the rural setting, a second alarm was requested for more tankers to haul water to the scene since there were no fire hydrants available. Firefighters remained on scene for nearly three hours.

The chief said the cause is undetermined and there were no injuries. The barn burned to the ground, but a damage estimate was not yet available.




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