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Date: 09/20/22 14:05
Strasburg RR Farm Neighbor loses barn to fire
Author: bigsavage

For the second time in 5 years, the Verdant View Farm, just east of the Strasburg RR property on Strasburg Road and Paradise Lane, has lost its barn to a fire.
Water supply was the main challenge for Strasburg VFD and other responding Lancaster County VFDs.
While a family car was lost, and the farmhouse and garage suffered radiant heat damage, no animals were lost.
The fire was visible on the Virtual Rail camera from about 12:05 a.m. on Monday, till knockdown of the fire about an hour later.
This farm has a popular B&B, and the property has been used for Pete Lerro photo charters in recent years.









Date: 09/20/22 14:08
Re: Strasburg RR neighbor loses barn to fire
Author: bigsavage

Pics from Lancasteronline.com/Strasburg VFD FB page








Date: 09/20/22 14:11
Re: Strasburg RR neighbor loses barn to fire
Author: joemvcnj

My implusive reaction before I read it was that it was car barn and rail rolling stock could have been destroyed. 



Date: 09/20/22 16:52
Re: Strasburg RR neighbor loses barn to fire
Author: up833

Leading cause of barn fire during this time of year is hay put away still damp causing spontanious combustion.
RB



Date: 09/20/22 17:11
Re: Strasburg RR neighbor loses barn to fire
Author: dan7366

up833 Wrote:
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> Leading cause of barn fire during this time of
> year is hay put away still damp causing
> spontanious combustion.
> RB

That was my first thought too.

Dan



Date: 09/20/22 18:37
Re: Strasburg RR neighbor loses barn to fire
Author: kscessnadriver

up833 Wrote:
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> Leading cause of barn fire during this time of
> year is hay put away still damp causing
> spontanious combustion.
> RB

Kind of late in the year for that, but I guess it's possible. I see more wet hay barn fires in the spring around me, but I guess someone stretching to try to get that last crop might cause it too.



Date: 09/21/22 03:36
Re: Strasburg RR neighbor loses barn to fire
Author: dschlegel

up833 Wrote:
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> Leading cause of barn fire during this time of
> year is hay put away still damp causing
> spontanious combustion.
> RB

We had one of these last summer just north of the Allentown and Auburn facility in Topton, PA.

It was amazing at how quickly the area Mennonites helped that farmer rebuild, and I would bet that the Amish around Strasburg will do the same here.

Thankfully for the Strasburg fire no people or animals were harmed.

Dan

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