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Friday, January 27, 2023

Marion County firefighters combat barn fire in Reddick

Marion County firefighters rushed to the 6000 block of NW 118th Road in Reddick on Saturday morning after receiving reports that a barn in the area was on fire.

According to Marion County Fire Rescue, a 911 caller had reported that flames were visible inside a barn at Robert’s Quarter Horses on NW 118th Road. MCFR units were dispatched shortly after 9 a.m., and they were advised that all animals had been safely removed from the barn.

When MCFR’s Lowell Engine Company #11 arrived on scene, crew members observed a working fire inside the 1,800 square-foot structure.

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Crews deploying a hose line inside the 1,800 square-foot structure (Photo courtesy of DE Michael Poole, MCFR)
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MCFR crews standing outside the structure’s dryer room (Photo courtesy of DE Michael Poole, MCFR)

To combat the flames, crews immediately deployed a hose line and began an aggressive interior attack on the fire from inside the dryer room, according to MCFR.

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The flames were aggressively attacked inside the dryer room (Photo courtesy of DE Michael Poole, MCFR)
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The fire was quickly extinguished (Photo courtesy of DE Michael Poole, MCFR)

After securing power to the structure, MCFR crews extinguished the fire within three minutes. Additional crew members arrived on scene to assist with examining the structure to ensure that no fire remained.

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A firefighter checking the interior of the structure (Photo courtesy of DE Michael Poole, MCFR)

In a social media post, MCFR stated that the cause of the fire was determined to be accidental. There were no injuries to any residents, first responders, or horses.