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No injuries, but barn destroyed in Campton Township fire

Published: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 1:46 p.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 12:08 a.m. CDT
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(Ashley Sloboda – asloboda@shawmedia.com)
Fire trucks at the scene of a fire at Lees Road in Campton Township.

CAMPTON TOWNSHIP – Firefighters from seven agencies battled a fire Friday afternoon that destroyed a barn in Campton Township.

Firefighters were called to 44W363 Lees Road just west of Route 47 for a hay barn fire at 12:10 p.m. Upon arrival, they found a fully involved fire throughout the barn, said Tate Haley, assistant fire chief of the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District.

There were no animals in the structure, he said, adding there were also no injuries.

After extinguishing the flames, firefighters worked on hosing down the hay, Haley said. Units shuttled water to the scene from a nearby pond, he said.

Although the hay barn was estimated at a total loss, Haley said, firefighters saved another barn next to it. The cause of the fire was not determined Friday afternoon, Haley said.

Elburn was assisted by units from Burlington, Maple Park, Pingree Grove, South Elgin, St. Charles and Geneva, Haley said. He noted Batavia and Kaneville units were on standby at Elburn's quarters to handle calls within the district.

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