Firefighters managed to save much of a barn during a fire Tuesday morning in Southampton Township.
The fire at a barn at 2833 Orrstown Road was called in at 7:21 a.m. and was brought under control in about 15 minutes, said Jeff Garner, a firefighter with the West End Fire and Rescue Co. and the incident commander.
"The guys had an exceptional knockdown" of the fire, Garner said. He said it took about 90 minutes to put out the fire, although hundreds of scorched bales of hay still were smoldering five hours after the call came in.
There were approximately 600 bales of hay in the section of the barn that burned, Garner said. The barn is owned by Wayne Craig Jr., he said, and is about 70 years old.