Late Friday afternoon, firefighters from Smith Chapel, Mount Olive, and Dudley responded to the scene of a barn fire behind a house on the 700 block of Shady Grove Road. Heavy smoke could be seen as firefighters approached the scene. With quick use of the hose off the Smith Chapel Engine, firefighters were able to keep the blaze from spreading to several other nearby structures. The chief officer on the scene was unable to determine the source of what may have caused the fire and requested assistance from the Fire Marshal’s Office in the investigation. Wayne County EMS station 9 responded to the scene for standby.