Firefighters battle blaze in farm silo

October 13, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

After pouring hundreds of gallons of water and spending more than eight hours at a silo fire in the 4200 block of Sams Creek Road, firefighters hope they finally have extinguished the blaze.

The fire was discovered about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, and firefighters battled it for nearly 2 1/2 hours.

Units were called again to the 80-foot tall silo at 8:15 a.m. yesterday when smoke was observed by a neighbor.

Firefighters remained at the site for slightly more than six hours on the second trip.

Units from New Windsor, Union Bridge, Westminster, Winfield and Harney were dispatched to the fire on a farm southwest of New Windsor near the Frederick County line.

Fire officials said the blaze apparently started at the 9th door level of the 21-door silo, which contained haylage -- various types of hay blended to feed farm animals.

The fire spokesman said the wooden door at the 9th level had burned through, making it easy to find the fire, but difficult to extinguish.

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