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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.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

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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

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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 fully involved by the time Barrington Hills police officers first arrived on the scene after the 12:20 p.m. call, said Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District Fire Chief Jim Arie.
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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.
    • 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.
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