A fire overtook a barn in the 3450 block of Uniontown Road on Monday night.
The call came in at 7:50 p.m. and responders arrived on scene to a fully involved barn fire. The barn housed animals, but all had been removed or rescued by owners prior to the arrival of fire companies, said Ed Palsgrove, spokesman from New Windsor Fire Company, which was the primary responder.
During the response, one firefighter was injured when a beam fell. The individual was transported to Carroll Hospital, treated and released Monday night.
It took about 65 firefighters from New Windsor, Union Bridge, Taneytown, Pleasant Valley, Harney and New Midway in Frederick County approximately 80 minutes to control the incident.
A tanker task force was called to provide water to the scene because there was no available municipal water source, Palsgrove said.
The structure, described as a 40-by-80 foot bank barn, sustained an estimated $75,000 loss to the structure and $50,000 to the contents, according to a notice of investigation from the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
The area of origin and preliminary cause of the blaze remain under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office. Anyone having information in reference to the cause of the fire is asked to contact them at 410-836-4844.