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Fire causes major damage to Pylesville barn; cause remains under investigation

Fire causes major damage to Pylesville barn; cause remains under investigation
A barn on a property in the 1000 block of Falling Branch Road in Pylesville suffered major damage from a fire late Tuesday morning. (Office of the State Fire Marshal / Baltimore Sun)

A barn on a property in the 1000 block of Falling Branch Road in Pylesville suffered major damage from a fire late Tuesday morning, according to the Harford County Fire and EMS service.

The fire was reported at 11:22 a.m.; firefighters found the barn “fully involved” in flames when they arrived, Jennifer Chenworth, a spokesperson for the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association, said.

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The barn roof collapsed, but there were no reported injuries to people or farm animals, according to Chenworth.

The fire caused approximately $40,000 in damages to the structure and $45,000 to its contents, according to a notice of investigation from the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The preliminary cause of the fire remains under investigation.

A barn on a property in the 1000 block of Falling Branch Road in Pylesville suffered major damage from a fire late Tuesday morning.
A barn on a property in the 1000 block of Falling Branch Road in Pylesville suffered major damage from a fire late Tuesday morning. (Office of the State Fire Marshal / Baltimore Sun)

The Norrisville Volunteer Fire Company was the primary company at the scene, and firefighters from many other companies in Harford and York County, Pennsylvania, provided mutual aid, according to Chenworth.

She said the bulk of the barn fire had been put out as of 11:47 a.m., and the last units left the scene at 2:17 p.m.

Anyone having additional information is asked to contact the fire marshal’s office at 410-836-4844.

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