Barn fire rages at Amish farm

DeKalb barn fire
Published: Dec. 29, 2022 at 5:07 PM EST
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TOWN OF DEKALB, New York (WWNY) - A barn in St. Lawrence County is a total loss following a fire Thursday evening.

The call came in just before 4:30 p.m. to an Amish farm at 184 Risley Road in the town of DeKalb.

According to the owners of the barn, multiple horses were trapped and killed in the fire, and a good deal of hay was destroyed.

No people were injured.

“We got toned out at 4:23 this afternoon for a fully engulfed barn fire at the Amish residence,” said Chris Blauvelt, who’s first assistant chief with the DeKalb Junction Fire Department. “Not sure as what the cause of it is yet. It’s still under investigation. I think we have eight departments here.”

The blaze was so intense volunteers had to rotate tankers to provide enough water to douse the flames.

No cause has been determined.

Volunteers from DeKalb Junction, Canton, Hermon, Heuvelton, Pyrites, Rensselaer Falls, Richville, and Brier Hill fire departments battled the blaze.