5 departments called for New Riegel barn fire

Five area fire departments were engaged for a “low-key” barn fire in New Riegel Saturday afternoon.

NBS fire, Bascom fire, McCutchenville fire, Washington Township fire and New Riegel EMS responded to a barn fire at 9664 TR 96.

The owners of the property were not home and had hired a demolition crew to tear down and burn the small building. The fire started after the building already was torn down, but got out of control and damaged another barn nearby.

Firefighters said the fire didn’t take long to put out, but a loss estimate was not available for the damaged barn. No one was injured.

Firefighters called the fire a low-key incident.