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.