A fire Tuesday night destroyed a barn belonging to George Tomberlin on Susan Lane in West Gardiner.

West Gardiner Fire Chief Gary Hickey II said firefighters were at the scene from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

Hickey said he was nearby when firefighters were toned out, and he arrived about five minutes later.

“It was fully involved,” Hickey said on Wednesday morning. However, it was not near a house or other structures and contained building materials, farm equipment and hay but no animals.

“Some kids said they saw a flash, and George came out shortly after,” Hickey said. “The fire appears to have started in a corner of the barn where the power comes in, and it pretty much went from there like most open barns do.”

Hickey said mutual aid came from Farmingdale, Gardiner, Litchfield and Pittston.

He said the rain had some impact on those arriving to help fight the fire.

“Visibility was a little tough at first, and road conditions were a little slick,” Hickey said.

The main section of the barn, which he estimated at 50 feet by 70 or 80 feet, was two stories.

“People did a good job, that’s for sure.” Hickey said.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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