Washington County barn fire; farm worker suffers smoke inhalation

Barn fire near County Road Y

Firefighters on Wednesday, Jan. 25, responded to the scene of a barn fire in Washington County. Crews were notified of a fire inside a barn on County Road Y in the Town of Trenton around 10:30 a.m.

A deputy arrived on the scene and began to use his fire extinguisher to knock down the flames. A second deputy arrived a short time later and also used his extinguisher. A garden hose was used to keep the flames down, which prevented the flames from rapidly spreading to the main barn. 

A farm worker moved the contents of the barn away from a shared barn wall. While moving the contents, the worker suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to a medical center in Grafton.

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Barn fire near County Road Y

Officials said the main barn suffered some minor damage but remained intact. County Road Y was closed for two hours. There were no reported injuries, and the fire is not suspicious in nature.