WESTON, Maine — A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a barn on Spring Road, but the two horses that would normally be there escaped injury and death.
“We’re not sure on the cause right now. It’s tough because it is a total loss, but there were no animals in the barn,” said Danforth Fire Chief Michael Koposcinski. “There are two horses that are supposed to be there, but they were out in the field.”
There were also no vehicles or major equipment inside the 20-by-30-foot, single-story barn.
The family’s house and attached garage also escaped damage.
“We got there within two minutes of the fire call, but it was fully engulfed when we got there,” Koposcinski said.
Danforth assisted with two engines and a tanker-truck. About a dozen firefighters worked 2 and a half hours to fight and contain the fire.
“There’s nothing standing except the front wall,” said the chief. “Luckily it was far enough away behind the house that nothing else burned.”
There were no injuries and no problems with freezing hoses.
“No, thank God,” Koposcinski said. “ Luckily it was in the low 20’s so that was a break for us.”