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updated: 8/1/2011 10:38 PM

22 departments fight major barn fire in Maple Park

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  • Multiple fire departments responded to a barn fire on Meredith Road just south of Virgil where the road was closed from Winters Road to Beith Road.

       Multiple fire departments responded to a barn fire on Meredith Road just south of Virgil where the road was closed from Winters Road to Beith Road.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Horses graze in a nearby field as smoke drifts from the scene of a barn fire on Meredith Road in Maple Park on Monday.

       Horses graze in a nearby field as smoke drifts from the scene of a barn fire on Meredith Road in Maple Park on Monday.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Multiple fire departments responded to a barn fire on Meredith Road in Maple Park on Monday.

       Multiple fire departments responded to a barn fire on Meredith Road in Maple Park on Monday.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

It took 22 fire departments, about 200,000 gallons of water and nearly 12 hours of work to douse a large fire that destroyed one barn and damaged a second in Maple Park Monday.

Firefighters responded to the blaze on a farm off Meredith Road just south of Welter Road at 9:03 a.m. and found one large barn funny engulfed in fire and a second partially on fire, according to the Maple Park Fire Department.

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The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but does not appear to be suspicious in nature, according to fire officials. Firefighters cleared the scene at approximately 9 p.m.

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