Fire destroys two barns near Woodburn

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Fire ripped through two barns south of Woodburn early Wednesday morning.

Firefighters received several 911 calls about a fire at 3536 Becker Road around 1:15 a.m.

Fire officials said the first arriving crews found a large barn fully engulfed in flames. A smaller barn to the west of the larger structure was also on fire.

Crews had the heaviest flames out in about 30 minutes. Investigators said an easterly wind and the wood frame helped fuel the flames.

The property owners were not home when the fire started.

The barn contained farm equipment and other machinery items.

The barn did have electricity, but investigators have not determined what started the blaze.

No injuries were reported.

The Woodburn Fire Department was assisted by tankers from New Haven Adams Township Fire Department, Saint Joseph Township Fire Rescue, and Northeast Fire. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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