Emergency Communications received the call at 6:55 p.m. and the first units arrived on scene in the rural Chuckatuck borough at 7:03 p.m.
Firefighters found a 20’ x 20’ barn fully involved. The barn was situated approximately 15’ from a home which also sustained heat damage. The barn was declared a total loss. No one was displaced as a result of the fire.
The fire was called under control at 7:25 p.m.
Responding units included Engine 6, Ladder 6, Medic 9 and Battalion 2, as well as the Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department with Engine 29 and Tanker 9.
The cause of the fire was determined to be a lightning strike.