Firefighters spent around 5 and a half hours Monday night at the scene of a barn fire on Angel Road, which is off Highway 411 between Cave Spring and the Alabama State Line.
According to Rome Fire Department Battalion Chief Brad Roberson, the barn was fully involved when they arrived on the scene. The barn contained 250 to 300 rolled bales of hay, along with tractors, heavy equipment and a large truck.
The main concern was keeping the fire from spreading to an adjacent chicken house. Roberson said they were able to contain the fire before it did too much damage to the adjacent structure. He said the baby chicks in the chicken house were okay, despite there being a lot of smoke.
As far the hay in the barn, Roberson said they had to move it to the middle of a field. The property owner was going to plow a break. The Cave Spring Fire Department also responded, along with water tankers from the McCord’s Crossroads and Spring Garden Fire Departments from Alabama.
The cause of the fire is undetermined and remains under investigation. The call came in at around 7 p.m. and most of the firefighters were back in service just after 12:30 a.m.
Information provided by WRGA News