Fayette County Fire Destroys Farm Structures [PHOTOS]
Despite the wet conditions we have been seeing in our area this week, there is still potential for fire, especially on the farm. Cobwebs and dust, exposed electrical wires, and even overheating machinery can be catastrophic in farm buildings.
When a fire does happen on your site, its important to know what to do; not to panic and call 911. Be prepared to tell the dispatcher the farm's address, location, type of building on fire, the fires status, and whether or not there are people or animals in the structure.
Early Morning Fire on Fayette County Farm
Early Wednesday morning, the Sumner Fire Department and other local agencies were called to the scene of a large barn fire. The fire happened at 12000 block of Y Avenue in Fayette County at about 12:39 a.m. The cause of this fire has not been determined/released.
Upon arrival on the scene, firefighters found the barn was fully engulfed in flames with multiple exposures on all sides.
As the Sumner Fire Department worked to contain the fire and establish a water supply, the Westgate Fire Department was paged for aid to help shuttle water to the scene.
An RV and trailer home that was parked close to the burning barn also caught on fire. The three structures were considered a total loss. Fortunately, there have been no injuries reported at this time.
According to reports, firefighters worked on the site for five hours.