The Star Democrat Fair/haze 86° 5 Day Forecast NEWS SEARCH Advanced search News | Classifieds | Community | Directory | Marketplace | My Zwire! Wednesday 21 July, 2004 Home > News > News > News Front Stores News Top Stories Local News Briefs Maryland-Region Elections Aftermath Nation National News Weather The Rt. 404 story News Front Stores Opinion Sports Classifieds Obituaries Eastern Shore Showcase Homes SCHOOL INFORMATION Life on the Shore Entertainment Business Real Estate Health & Wellness Personal Finance Subscribe Our Newspaper Home PrimeLifestyles Links Sports Wire! Administrative Fun and Games Consumer Guide Lifestyles News Front Stores Fire does $120,000 damage to barn, contents By: VICKI FISHER , Staff Writer 07/21/2004 Photo by CHRIS POLK Firefighters from 11 companies responded to blaze that destroyed a large barn Tuesday afternoon in northern Caroline County. GOLDSBORO - A fire at 23973 Bridgetown Road caused $120,000 worth of damage to a barn and its contents Tuesday morning. State fire marshals said the 3-alarm fire took 51 firefighters 2 hours to control. The fire was discovered by a passerby around 10:46 a.m., officials said, at a barn owned by Edward Banks. Officials said the fire began in the barn's interior, but they are still investigating the fire's cause. The barn and a 1999 Dodge cattle truck were destroyed by the fire, officials said, but other vehicles and livestock were removed by neighbors. Banks was not at home at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries, officials said. Harold Benton, Crumpton Volunteer Fire Company's chief engineer, was on his way to Denton when he saw smoke coming from the barn. He said when he got to the barn it was fully engulfed and he dialed 911. Complete story appears in the print version. To subscribe to the print edition click here. ©The Star Democrat 2004 Reader Opinions Be the first person to voice your opinion on this story! Back to top Send us your community news, events, letters to the editor and other suggestions. Now, you can submit birth, wedding and engagement announcements online too! Copyright © 1995 - 2004 PowerOne Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. News | Classifieds | Community | Directory | Marketplace | My Zwire!