DOWNSVILLE - Hundreds of bales of hay intended to feed cattle through the winter burned in a barn fire that attracted firefighters from around the county Sunday.
As smoke poured from the ruins of a tin barn on 16600 Hawks Landing Lane off Downsville Pike, Williamsport Volunteer Fire Co. Deputy Chief Fred Cole said Sunday morning that the metal had trapped the heat and flames deep within the structure.
Fifty firefighters from Williamsport, Halfway, Fairplay, Funkstown, Clear Spring, Maugansville, Boonsboro and Sharpsburg responded to the scene, Cole said.
No one was hurt in the blaze.
Jane Coffman, whose husband's family works Coffman Farms, said Sunday morning that her family found out about the fire between 6 and 6:30 a.m. Firefighters arrived about 20 minutes later, she said.
The barn, which was built a few years ago, contained 800 bales of hay and a few pieces of equipment, Coffman said. While the equipment was insured, Coffman said she did not know how much the hay would cost to replace.