BARTON — The historic “Pines” barn in Barton was destroyed after a fire broke out on Monday afternoon.
Firefighters were called out at around 12:50 p.m. The large red barn, located on Kinsey Road, was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived.
Firefighters say they focused their efforts on preventing the fire from spreading to several other nearby buildings, which only suffered minor damage.
The barn, owned by Michael and Kim Riendeau of Brownington, was a total loss.
There were no reported injuries, and the barn was not being used to house animals at the time.
Firefighters worked diligently for many hours to ensure the fire was fully extinguished.
Authorities say the cause of the fire is currently undetermined, however, the incident remains under investigation.
Anyone that witnessed the fire is asked to contact Det. Sgt Michael LaCourse at the Derby Barracks at 802-334-8881.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.