‘Total Loss’: Barn Fire in Barnesville Causes $2 Million in Damages, Fire Officials Say

Via MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) responded to a large barn fire on Peach Tree Road in Barnesville shortly before midnight Monday evening, fire officials said.

Crews found heavy fire engulfing the entire 500 x 100 foot barn, Battalion Chief Jay Blake said. No animals were inside and no one was injured. The barn was divided into three sections, filled with tools, equipment and hay bales, Blake said.

The barn was in a non-hydrant area, he said, so water was an issue. MCFRS shuttled tankers carrying at least 3,000 gallons of water to the barn.

The cause of the fire is still unknown and under investigation. MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer wrote on Twitter that the fire is a “total loss” and is estimated to cost upwards of $2 million in damages.

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About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.

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