A barn fire at a residence on Post Road in Fayette County destroyed the structure on Tuesday afternoon as several fire departments came together to try to stop the blaze.
The Bloomingburg Paint Marion (BPM) Joint Fire District responded to a structure fire at 11139 Post Road at 3:31 p.m. It was discovered when they arrived on scene that the structure was one of the owner’s smaller barns that had caught fire behind the residence that contained livestock.
According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, a few animals were able to make it out, but the blaze killed an estimated eight piglets, two sheep and an unknown amount of chickens. The cause is still undetermined.
The barn was about 20 feet by 15 feet, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Several water trucks from both BPM and the Pic-A-Fay Joint Fire District were used to battle the fire, which lasted for a couple hours despite snowfall continuing throughout the afternoon.
The efforts of the two fire departments were unfortunately not enough as the barn had already become fully engulfed and burned down in the span of about 30 minutes. As the BPM and Pic-A-Fay fire districts fought the fire, more volunteers continued to arrive after hearing the call for more manpower, according to one volunteer on the scene. Just a small pile of metal and a few flames were all that was left of the barn at around 4:30 p.m.
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