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Fire destroys Freeport barn, threatens home

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Fire destroys Freeport barn, threatens home

Blaze in Freeport

Blaze in Freeport
Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster

Freeport firefighters arrive on the scene of a fully involved barn fire Thursday, May 27, at approximately 1:45 p.m. at 152 South Freeport Road. Flames eventually threatened a nearby house and spread into the woods; although the barn was a total loss, the house was saved. Mutual aid was provided by Yarmouth and Brunswick.

Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster
Firefighters move hoses into position to fight the extremely hot blaze.

Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster
The fight begins.

Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster
The barn burns.

Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster
The fight continues.

Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster
Flames take a swingset next to the barn and start to move into the nearby woods.

Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster
Firefighters hose down the house to prevent it from catching fire.

Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster
The barn, just before it collapses.

Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster
The barn is a total loss.

Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster
Firefighters work to extend several hundred feet of hose into place to attack flames in the woods.

Photo: Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster
The last few flames are extinguished.