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Barn fire outside Woodstock causes minor roof damage

Fire was extinguished within about 15 minutes but work checking for hidden fires, removing hay bales continued for another hour

The Marengo Fire & Rescue Districts responded at 9:43 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, to the 3400 block of Vermont Road in unincorporated Woodstock for a barn fire, according to a news release.

A barn fire outside Woodstock on Monday resulted no injuries and about $20,000 in damages, a Marengo Fire & Rescue Districts spokesman said.

The Marengo Fire & Rescue Districts responded at 9:43 a.m. Monday to the 3400 block of Vermont Road in unincorporated Woodstock, according to a news release.

The first crews arrived on the scene within eight minutes and found smoke coming from a 7,200-square-foot barn, according to the release. The bulk of the fire was extinguished within 15 minutes, but the overhaul – in this case, removing hay bales and peeling back the metal roofing to look for any hidden fires – took another hour.

The Marengo Fire & Rescue Districts responded at 9:43 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, to the 3400 block of Vermont Road in unincorporated Woodstock for a barn fire, according to a news release.

The barn sustained minor roof damage and initial estimates put the cost of the damage at $20,000, the Marengo Fire & Rescue Districts said. The structure and its contents are not considered a loss.

The cause of the fire is thought to be electrical and does not appear suspicious, according to the release.

The fire was one of four calls for service the Marengo Fire & Rescue Districts had within 25 minutes Monday morning.

The Marengo Fire & Rescue Districts responded at 9:43 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, to the 3400 block of Vermont Road in unincorporated Woodstock for a barn fire, according to a news release.