Anne Arundel County fire officials said a fire that burned down a barn in an isolated area of Odenton yesterday was of suspicious origin.
Neighborhood residents, including the owners of the barn, blamed the fire on youths, who they say plague the area with vandalism.
Fire Capt. Michael E. Schaal said the barn, in the 2800 block of Conway Road, had collapsed when firefighters arrived at 12:16 p.m. The fire was under control by 12:50 p.m., but Captain Schaal said it took several hours to extinguish the embers.