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Firefighters save barn on Reidtown Road north of Hagerstown

November 01, 2012

Firefighters were able to save a barn on Reidtown Road north of Hagerstown Thursday night by pulling a tractor out of it which had been on fire, according to a spokesman for the Longmeadow Volunteer Fire Co.

The tractor was fully engulfed in flames and the fire was starting to spread to the barn when firefighters arrived, said Longmeadow deputy chief Adam Hopkins.

The barn was about 100-feet by 50-feet, Hopkins said.

Firefighters were able to extend two water lines to the tractor to help extinguish the fire, Hopkins said.

Then fire crews were able to use another tractor at the farm to pull the burned tractor out of the barn, Hopkins said.

Hopkins said he was glad firefighters were able to stop the fire given that there was other equipment in the barn as well as some large round bales of hay.

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“We got real lucky tonight especially with how windy it is,” Hopkins said.

The fire at 19829 Reidtown Road was reported at 9:48 p.m.

Hopkins said he was not sure of the name of the farm or what it was used for.

Reidtown Road is off Marsh Pike.

— Dave McMillion

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