Fire destroys barn in Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — Around 50 firefighters from Montgomery and Howard counties responded to a barn that caught on fire Tuesday.

The barn was located in the 100 block of Haviland Mill Road which was in an area that did not have a fire hydrant close by, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer’s post on X, formerly Twitter.

  • (Photo courtesy of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Pete Piringer)
    (Photo courtesy of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Pete Piringer)
  • (Photo courtesy of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Pete Piringer)
    (Photo courtesy of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Pete Piringer)
  • (Photo courtesy of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Pete Piringer)
    (Photo courtesy of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Pete Piringer)
  • (Photo courtesy of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Pete Piringer)
    (Photo courtesy of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Pete Piringer)

Crews from the Water Supply Task Force also responded to the fire due to the barn being in a “non-hydrant area,” Piringer said.

At 3:47 p.m., Piringer said in a post that the barn had completely collapsed and the fire had started to spread to nearby vegetation and an attached garage exposure.

In a follow-up post at 7:05 p.m., Piringer said the fire was completely out.

  • (Photo courtesy of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Pete Piringer)
    (Photo courtesy of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Pete Piringer)
  • (Photo courtesy of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Pete Piringer)
    (Photo courtesy of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Pete Piringer)
  • (Photo courtesy of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Pete Piringer)
    (Photo courtesy of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Pete Piringer)
  • (Photo courtesy of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Pete Piringer)
    (Photo courtesy of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Pete Piringer)

The barn mostly contained farm and yard equipment and tools. No injuries were reported.

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