UNION BRIDGE — Another barn fire hits Union Bridge area
The fourth area barn fire in eight days caused about $80,000 in damage Sunday morning to a barn just west of here in Frederick County, state fire officials said.
The fire on Good Intent Road was reported on Sunday at 11:23 a.m. and companies from Union Bridge and New Windsor remained on the scene for about four hours.
Earlier fires had hit three other barns in northwest Carroll and northeast Frederick in recent days.
About 70 firefighters battled a three-alarm barn fire on Francis Scott Key Highway in Keymar on Friday, an Aug. 31 fire damaged a barn on West Baltimore Street in Emmitsburg and a two-alarm fire damaged a barn on Naylors Mill Road near Keymar Aug. 30.
A spokesman in the State Fire Marshal's office said the fires did not appear related.
Here are fire calls received by the Emergency Operations Center in recent days:
* 5:03 p.m.:Mount Airy and Winfield assisted Frederick County with an electrical fire in a house on Harrisville Road. They were out for a half hour.
* 8:08 a.m.:Sykesville responded for 16 minutes to an alarm sounding on Mount View Road in Howard County.
* 12:58 p.m.:Westminster and New Windsor responded to an alarm sounding on Saint Mark Way. They were out 22 minutes.
* 10:23 p.m:Lineboro responded to a call of smoke in the basement of a building in York County. They were out 45 minutes.
* 12:20 a.m.:Lineboro spend 34 minutes on a brush fire on Maryland Route 516.
* 11:38 a.m.:Sykesville was aided by West Friendship in Howard County for the sounding of an automatic alarm on Buttercup Lane. The companies were out for 19 minutes.
* 12:12 p.m.:Westminster and Manchester responded for a house fire on Martinez lane. They were out for 16 minutes.
* 1:11 p.m.:Sykesville, Gamber, and West Friendship in Howard County fought a house fire on Norris Avenue for two hours and 15 minutes.
* 5:44 p.m.:Westminster and Reese responded to an alarm sounding on Pennsylvania Avenue. They were out for 20 minutes.
* 8:46 p.m.:Taneytown responded to a car fire on East Baltimore Street. They were out for an hour.
* 11:38 p.m.:Westminster and Reese responded to an alarm sounding on Pennsylvania Avenue. They were out for an hour.
* 12:54 a.m.:Pleasant Valley responded to a transformer fire on Hughes Shop Road for a half hour.
* 8:59 p.m.:Westminster responded to a car fire on Malcolm Drive. They were out for 20 minutes.
* 10:08 a.m.:Mount Airy assisted Frederick County on a fire alarm ringing at Twin Ridge Elementary School in Mount Airy. Units were our for about 20 minutes.
* 1:54 p.m.:Sykesville responded to a smoke detector sounding on Revere Court. They were out for 15 minutes.