Fire levels barn


By Mike Ullery



Mike Ullery | Daily Call Firefighters from Casstown, Fletcher, and Christiansburg battle a barn fire at 2372 Casstown-Sidney Road on Wednesday afternoon.


Contributed photo A barn in the 2300 block of Casstown-Sidney Road burns out of control prior to the arrival of fire units on Wednesday.


Julie Puckett | for the Daily Call A large barn burns out of control in the 2300 block of Casstown-Sidney Road on Wednesday prior to the arrivial of fire units on the scene.


CASSTOWN – A fire leveled a large barn on Casstown-Sidney Road on Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters were sent to 2372 Casstown-Sidney Road on a reported barn fire just after 5 p.m. Casstown and Fletcher Fire Departments responded initially and arrived to find barn engulfed in flames.

Mutual aide was requested from Christiansburg as a relay of tankers from all three departments raced to keep water supplied to engines.

The fire on the burning barn was fought defensively while firefighters worked simultaneously to keep the blaze from spreading to an adjacent barn. The second structure did burn but it is unknown how much damage it sustained.

As of press time, firefighters were still on the scene of the fire. No firefighters were injured in the fire. Several head of livestock could be seen in a field near the barn. It is unknown if any livestock or equipment were inside the barn.

A cause has not yet been determined and no damage estimate is yet available.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Firefighters from Casstown, Fletcher, and Christiansburg battle a barn fire at 2372 Casstown-Sidney Road on Wednesday afternoon.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/11/web1_110117mju_fire_casstownsidney.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Firefighters from Casstown, Fletcher, and Christiansburg battle a barn fire at 2372 Casstown-Sidney Road on Wednesday afternoon.

Contributed photo A barn in the 2300 block of Casstown-Sidney Road burns out of control prior to the arrival of fire units on Wednesday.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/11/web1_110117tl_DSC_0004.jpgContributed photo A barn in the 2300 block of Casstown-Sidney Road burns out of control prior to the arrival of fire units on Wednesday.

Julie Puckett | for the Daily Call A large barn burns out of control in the 2300 block of Casstown-Sidney Road on Wednesday prior to the arrivial of fire units on the scene.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/11/web1_110117jp_fire_casstownsidney.jpgJulie Puckett | for the Daily Call A large barn burns out of control in the 2300 block of Casstown-Sidney Road on Wednesday prior to the arrivial of fire units on the scene.

By Mike Ullery