Fire Destroys Barn In Smithsburg

Officials say it was ‘total loss.’


Smithsburg, Md. (KM) The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says a barn that caught fire Sunday afternoon in Smithsburg is a total loss.

More than 100 fire fighters responded to the two-alarm blaze at a wood frame 50×1990 foot barn at 12,968 Rowe Road, and spent 90-minutes bringing the flames under control.

There were no injuries, and no livestock was in the barn at the time of the fire.

Damage is estimated at $75,000 to the structure, and $50,000 to the contents.

The cause remains under investigation. Anyone who has information on this fire is asked to contact the State Fire Marshal’s Office at 301-766-3888. Investigators says the fire originated in the interior of the barn.


By Kevin McManus