NEEDMORE, Pa. — More than 60 volunteer firefighters from Allegany and Washington counties and Pennsylvania responded Thursday to a fire that destroyed a barn and several out-buildings at the Clark property on Harman Lane in Fulton County.

The loss was estimated unofficially at $400,000, according to Orleans Assistant Chief Randy Pyles, who said the fire was not suspicious in nature.

The 80-by-100-foot barn located a few miles from the Little Orleans area was destroyed along with contents of 580 large, square bales of hay and farm equipment.

A milking parlor building and tool sheds also were destroyed, despite more than 86,000 gallons of water expended to fight the 6:30 p.m. blaze. A silo partially filled with silage also was destroyed, Pyles said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Pennsylvania State Police and fire officials.

There were no injuries and no livestock was lost in the fire.

Firefighters from Orleans, Flintstone, Bowman’s Addition, Clarysville, Hancock, Clear Spring, Everett, Breezewood and Needmore were on the scene for at least eight hours.

Orleans Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched again Friday at 2:20 p.m. when the fire rekindled, according to the 911 center.

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