Firefighters battle a barn fire Monday night on Knight Farm Road in Turner. (Sun Journal photo by Andree Kehn)

Firefighters battle a barn fire Monday night on Knight Farm Road in Turner. (Sun Journal photo by Andree Kehn)

TURNER – A barn was destroyed by fire Monday night at 44 Knight Farm Road. No one was injured, and no animals were hurt.

Turner Fire Chief Nathan Guptill said the cause could not be determined Monday night and the state Fire Marshal’s Office would be at the scene Tuesday morning.

Dulsie Varney, who lived on the property with her husband, Troy, said they weren’t home when the fire started in the pole barn. She said she and her husband have “no idea” how the fire started.

We have a wood boiler in the barn and we have electricity going to it, but we don’t know what happened to cause the fire,” Varney said.

Besides the wood boiler, other items in the barnincluded a pile of wood for heat, an antique tractor, a saw mill, four-wheelers, trailers, and small tools, Dulsie Varney said.

Luckily, the wind was blowing in the right direction and the fire didn’t spread to the house,” she said.

Varney said one of her neighbors on Turner Center Road saw “a good amount of smoke” billowing from their property and called the police.

She said she and her husband have lived at the property since 1990.

Guptill said eight or nine fire departments responded to the scene and were cleared by 8 p.m.

A large section of Turner Center Road was shut down for more than two hours to accommodate firetrucks and other emergency personnel.

Firefighters battle a barn fire Monday night on Knight Farm Road in Turner. (Sun Journal photo by Andree Kehn)

Firefighters battle at barn fire Monday night on Knight Farm Road in Turner. (Sun Journal photo by Andree Kehn)

Firefighters battle a barn fire Monday night on Knight Farm Road in Turner. (Sun Journal photo by Andree Kehn)

 

Firefighters set up a portable reservoir Monday night to get water to a fire on Knight Farm Road in Turner. (Sun Journal photo by Andree Kehn)

 

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