Fire destroys Freeport barn, threatens home

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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.

Firefighters move hoses into position to fight the extremely hot blaze.The fight begins.The barn burns.The fight continues.Flames take a swingset next to the barn and start to move into the nearby woods.Firefighters hose down the house to prevent it from catching fire.The barn, just before it collapses.The barn is a total loss.Firefighters work to extend several hundred feet of hose into place to attack flames in the woods.The last few flames are extinguished.

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