A fire early Thursday morning engulfed and destroyed “residential-style barn” under construction just north of Upperville.
Firefighters from Fauquier and Loudoun responded at about 1 a.m. to the blaze in the 8500 block of John S. Mosby Highway (Route 50).
“Engine 1105 from the Upperville Station in Fauquier County arrived on scene first to a heavy timber residential style barn estimated to be 10,000 square feet in size fully involved in fire,” Loudoun officials wrote in a press release Thursday afternoon. “The fire had extended to additional outbuildings, heavy equipment and a camper. There were no people or animals in the barn at the time of the fire.
“Crews used defensive operations to protect exposures and begin extinguishing the main fire. Collapse zones were established for safety and all personnel remained in a non-immediately dangerous to life and health position during operations. Most of the fire was extinguished by about 1:34 a.m. Fire crews remained on scene throughout the evening extinguishing the smaller fires and hotspots.”
By 4:40 a.m. firefighters completely extinguished the blaze.
Fire and rescue units from Fauquier, Middleburg, Aldie, Philomont, Purcellville and Mount Weather responded. Tankers shuttled water to the rural site.
The Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Fire Marshal’s Office continues to investigate.
There were no reported injuries to citizens or first responders.