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.