Barn fire destroys car, brings firefighters from five departments

Updated: Nov. 20, 2020 at 11:41 AM EST
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BRASHER FALLS, N.Y. (WWNY) - A fire in a barn being used as a garage destroyed what was described as a new car Friday morning.

The fire, at 846 Route 11C, drew volunteers from the Brasher, Winthrop, Helena, North Lawrence and West Stockholm fire departments.

Neighbor Russell Wells, who lives in one of the homes near the barn, told 7 News he attempted to put out the fire but was unable to.

“I saw the flames working up the wall. I got my fire extinguisher. Tried to put it out. I got inside. I couldn’t take the smoke anymore,” he said. “His brand new car went up. You could hear the explosions come out.”

Wells said the barn belongs to a family from New York City.

No one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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