A barn, located in Smithsburg, was destroyed by fire Thursday night.
Frederick County Fire and Rescue units were dispatched shortly before 11:30 p.m., to 12827 Loy Wolfe Road. Spokesman Doug Brown said in a release that the barn was fully engulfed by fire and the roof had already collapsed when the first unit arrived. It took about 45 minutes to put the blaze out, Brown said.
Firefighters had to set up a tanker task force to bring water to the scene, since there were no fire hydrants nearby. No injuries were reported.
The estimated damage is $50,000. An investigation is underway.