FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A fire that started when a trash burning pit was left unattended, destroyed a farm storage building Tuesday and caused $45,000 in damage, said Bobby Albrecht, deputy chief of the Fayetteville Fire Department.
The shed, at 3042 Black Gap Road, was owned by Irvin Coldsmith. It housed a tractor, two trailers and some farm equipment, all of which was destroyed.
He said he has insurance on the one-story, 40-by-80 foot cement block building and its contents, but wasn't sure if there was enough to cover the damage.
Firefighters kept the fire contained to the shed and away from a large wooden barn next to it.
Coldsmith said he rents out the farm.
Coldsmith said he started to burn some debris in his burn pit around 1 p.m. and left the farm when he thought it had burned itself out.