Firefighters in Greene quickly douse morning barn fire on South River Road. (WGME)

GREENE — Fire destroyed a barn in Greene on Monday morning, according to Fire Chief John Soucy.

Soucy said a call came in at 6:54 a.m. that a barn on South River Road was engulfed in flames.

Fire departments from Greene, Lewiston, Lisbon, Sabattus, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds and Turner responded to the blaze.

Soucy said the reason for the large turnout is that “it’s hard to get manpower during that time of day, so we call out everyone we can.”

“We knocked down the fire pretty fast,” Soucy said. “We spent most of the time protecting the fire from spreading into the woods or to nearby structures. The barn itself was a total loss.”

The property is owned by John Schott, according to Soucy.

Many of Schott’s personal belongings, including a tractor, were destroyed in the fire.

A Greene firefighter was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston for heat exhaustion. Soucy said the firefighter was found to be OK and discharged.

Soucy said the cause of the fire remains under investigation and the Maine Fire Marshal’s Office will be at the scene Monday and Tuesday.

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