A Buckfield barn was  destroyed by fire Saturday afternoon.

It took 50 firefighters from Buckfield and five area fire departments an hour to contain the 3:30 p.m. blaze at 11 Jim Warrren Rd. Firefighters had to shuttle water from 6 miles away. The farm is owned by Richard Piper, who lives on the property

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The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Maine Fire Marshal’s office. Investigators are reviewing a video of the scene from a barn surveillance camera.

The farm owners and passersby managed to remove llamas, goats and other animals from the barn but a baby goat and some chickens were killed by the fire.

Farm equipment, including a tractor,excavator and van, was also destroyed. An attached machine shop was also leveled. The damage was estimated at more than $100,000.

Buckfield firefighter Vicki Schmidt said the rescued animals are being temporarily housed at other farms.

No person was hurt in the fire.

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