Firefighters Battle Hay, Barn Fire All Night And Day

July 1, 2014

A fire that began Monday night that destroyed a large barn and tons of hay in Molino continued to burn into Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was reported about 10:25 p.m in the 4800 block of Chestnut Road. The barn, reported to be over 6,000 square feet, was a total loss. The barn was about half full of hay which continued to burn for hours, with county crews using heavy equipment to move it outside for it to be extinguished.

In total, the barn contained nearly 5,000 square and 75 round bales of hay and two tractors that were destroyed.

By 2 a.m., firefighters called for additional manpower from more fire stations.During the 7:00 hour Tuesday, additional firefighters were arriving on scene from paid crews from Century and Cantonment.

Firefighters from were able to prevent the blaze from reaching other nearby structures.

There were no injuries reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Pictured top and page bottom: Firefighters and county crews with heavy equipment continued to work to fully extinguish hay Tuesday morning in Molino. Photos by Jenise Fernandez, WEAR 3, for Inset and photos below: Fire burns through a Molino barn Monday night. photos by Kristi Smith, click to enlarge. photos by Kristi Smith, click to enlarge.


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