Friday afternoon firefighters from Mar-Mac, Dudley, and Thoroughfare along with Wayne County EMS station 3 responded to a working structure fire on Red Bird Lane off Durham Lake Road.
Heavy smoke could be seen from several miles away. The first engine on the scene found a large old barn fully engulfed in flames and was spreading toward nearby residents.
Firefighters quickly dropped a two and half inch attack line on the ground to battle the large amount of flames to gain control and keep it from spreading to nearby houses. Several hand lines were pulled during the operation to bring the fire under control.
The old barn and its contents were totally destroyed. A nearby resident did have some heat damage to its vinyl siding. Firefighters remained on the scene for several hours to make sure the fire was out.