Outbuilding catches fire on Jarrettsville farm Wednesday

A machinery storage building on a farm in Jarrettsville caught fire Wednesday morning, damaging a tractor and another piece of farm equipment.

Firefighters from the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company received a call at 11:42 a.m. for barn on fire in the 1100 block of Rigdon Road, Harford County Fire and EMS spokesperson Rich Gardiner said.

According to Gardiner, a piece of barn equipment caught fire in a pole barn. He said firefighters controlled the one-alarm fire within a few minutes.

He said the cause of the fire and extent of the damages were unknown.

According to Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company firefighters at the scene, farmer Sam Fielder had been using a skid loader and had put it away in the pole barn and gone into the house. A short time later he noticed smoke from the building and called 911.

A John Deere tractor and the skid loader were damaged. Firefighters said it appeared the heat from the skid loader had ignited something inside the building and the fire spread to the two pieces of machinery.

Aegis staff member Matt Button contributed to this article.

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