Firefighters from Frederick and Carroll counties responded to a silo fire on a farm on Keysville Road in Frederick County at 9:34 a.m. Tuesday.
The first firefighters at the scene discovered that the heavy wooden door at the base of the silo was burning, but the volunteers were able to confine the blaze to the door. None of the fire spread to the grain stored inside.
Emmitsburg Fire Chief Frank Davis said a short-circuit in an electric cable providing power to the silo apparently ignited the wooden door.
Chief Davis said the firefighters remained at the scene for more than two hours to be sure the fire hadn't extended into the silo and to prevent a flare-up later in the day.
Two engines from Taneytown and a water tank truck from Harney were sent to the fire. The Taneytown engines were not used, but the tank truck from Harney carried water to the fire.
6* No one was injured, Chief Davis said.