'Suspicious' morning blaze destroys Baltimore Co. barn

February 03, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

An early morning fire that authorities described as "suspicious" destroyed a large wooden barn on Emory Road ZTC (Route 91) between routes 30 and 140 yesterday.

No one was injured in the blaze, which was discovered about 3:43 a.m. Baltimore and Carroll counties dispatched 23 pieces of equipment, including four tank trucks to carry water to the scene.

Route 91 was closed during the fire. Baltimore County police detoured traffic around the site.

The blaze was declared under control at 8:39 a.m.

The barn, which was about 100 yards from the road behind the home of Myron Almony Jr., was filled with hay and straw.

Two farm tractors and several other pieces of farm equipment were stored inside the building.

Damage to the barn was estimated at $70,000, fire officials said.

Capt. Patrick Kelly, a spokesman for the Baltimore County Fire Department, said the cause of the blaze was under investigation.

Two trucks were used to spread salt on the roadway, where water froze immediately in 15-degree temperatures.

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