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Crews battle fire at Russia town barn

A fire broke out at the Russia town barn on Wednesday, requiring assistance from multiple fire departments.

Posted: Jul 1, 2020 5:37 PM
Updated: Jul 1, 2020 11:32 PM

RUSSIA, N.Y. – A fire broke out at the Russia town barn on Wednesday, requiring assistance from multiple fire departments.

Fire crews were called to the barn, located at Route 365 and Wheelertown Road, around 4:40 p.m. The fire was fully involved by that time.

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Ben Vahey // WKTV

The fire was called in by a passerby. Heavy smoke and flames were coming from the roof.

Fire Departments from Remsen, Barneveld, Floyd, Holland Patent, and Poland responded to the scene. Firefighters had to cut holes into the side of the building to ventilate.

At least three vehicles inside the building was destroyed.

Remsen Fire Chief Bob Eaton describes the equipment damaged in the fire.

"(We have) a full size plow truck sitting in the corner. A loader, a large John Deere loader and a small pickup truck. Still under investigation, waiting for OFPC (Office of Fire Prevention and Control) to show up and do an investigation. Due to the extent of damage and loss, we called them in so we can try to get a cause for them for insurance purposes." Eaton told NEWSChannel 2.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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