EARL TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — A barn that was used as a woodshop center in Lancaster County has been deemed a total loss after a two-alarm fire occurred Saturday night.
According to Garden Spot Fire Company, departments were dispatched at 11:23 p.m. to the 700 block of New Holland Road on Saturday to the barn in New Holland, Earl Township.
Officials say that several horses were rescued from the barn by residents and neighbors.
Once on scene, crews arrived to see that the structure was fully engulfed and had to use quick action to save an adjacent building. Garden Spot says that crews were able to get the fire under control a little after 1 a.m. Sunday. Garden Spot Fire Chief Darryl Keiser stated that 14 departments responded to the fire and that crews remained on the scene until 5 a.m.
Garden Spot also says that one outbuilding sustained minor damage due to the radiant heat from the burning structure.
Chief Keiser tells abc27 that a preliminary investigation showed that the cause of the fire may have been a charging battery.
No injuries were reported due to the fire, according to Chief Keiser.