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updated: 1/8/2013 10:48 PM

Fire destroys vacant barn in Barrington area

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  • Firefighters pour water on the remnants of a barn fire Tuesday afternoon at a Cook County Forest Preserve District watchman's residence along Penny Road.

       Firefighters pour water on the remnants of a barn fire Tuesday afternoon at a Cook County Forest Preserve District watchman's residence along Penny Road.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Fox River Grove Fire Protection District Chief Robert Kreher checks in on the radio while working the scene of a barn fire on Penny Road Tuesday in unincorporated Cook County. Multiple departments responded with tanker assistance as there were no fire hydrants nearby.

       Fox River Grove Fire Protection District Chief Robert Kreher checks in on the radio while working the scene of a barn fire on Penny Road Tuesday in unincorporated Cook County. Multiple departments responded with tanker assistance as there were no fire hydrants nearby.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

No injuries were reported during a barn fire Tuesday afternoon on a vacant resident watchman property in the Cook County Forest Preserve District on Penny Road west of Old Sutton Road between South Barrington and Barrington Hills.

The approximately 30-foot by 90-foot barn was already engulfed in flames by the time Barrington Hills police officers arrived after the 12:20 p.m. call, said Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District Fire Chief Jim Arie.

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"Basically, it was destroyed," he said.

Fire officials estimate $120,000 in damage. They continue to investigate the cause.

A total of 18 departments aided the effort: Carpentersville, Lake Zurich, Long Grove, Fox River Grove, Cary, Palatine Rural, Wheeling, Rolling Meadows, Hanover Park, Wauconda, Nunda, Long Grove, Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Buffalo Grove, Bartlett, and MESS Canteen.

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