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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Andover, NY, Barn Destroyed In Sunday Evening Fire

Andover, NY Barn Fire

As my children and I were traveling to Stony Brook Park
on Sunday, May 24th, we saw a barn fire just outside
Andover NY sometime around 6 or 6:30 in the evening.


As we approached the barn, all we saw was some
smoke coming from inside - no fire.


Within 3 minutes, the entire barn was completely
engulfed in flames.


I couldn't believe how quickly the fire spread. It
was reported that the fire interrupted phone service
to Andover, Greenwood, and Jasper. Service was
restored by 4:00 am Monday morning.


When the firemen arrived just a couple minutes
later, they couldn't get anywhere near the thing -
it was so hot. Video will be posted later.


Photos and story by Midge Ingalls (c) 2009

8 comments :

Anonymous said...

Do you have more pictures?

Anonymous said...

looks like a real barn burner

Anonymous said...

where did you get these pictures and do you have more.

Anonymous said...

it was my parents barn, there's nothing left but the foundation. It also took out the milk-house and a storage shed ten feet beyond that.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for your parent's lose.

Anonymous said...

I don't have any more pics, but I do have some videos. I believe they are going to be posted to utube and also on this site. I hope no one was hurt. I am sorry for your parents' loss. my e-mail is: tetse_fly@hotmail.com. If you send me an e-mail, I will send you the video and all pics.

chris said...

hello,i am christine wieszczyk, my husband martin and i are owners of the barn. we were wondering if you could send us a copy of the videos to our email? we lost alot and we have to replace all the siding on the front and sides of the house, and the windows in the front of the house( of course no insurance!!!) i would be thankful for the videos!! chris wieszczyk
wieszczyk@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

This barn was my grandparents barn i am one of the kids that used to go swing on a rope that was in there. We lost lots of stuff and money.now that there is only the foundation left we have nothing...to get more money we now have chickens and we are trying to sell farm fresh brown eggs to get more $!!!!!