VERNON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – One person was hurt Monday in a barn fire in Vernon Township.
The fire broke out at about 9:40 a.m. on the 6000 block of Orangeville Kinsman Road.
Lt. Brandon Hill said a man was hurt in the fire trying to save equipment. He was taken to the hospital by an ambulance with serious burns to the back of his arms.
Smoke could be seen for miles from the fire. Straw and hay were in the barn that was also being used for storage.
“It was fully involved. Smoke was across the road. We could see it from our department. Other responders said they could see it from down the road,” Hill said. “There’s hay, equipment things like that inside. Unfortunately, all of that is lost,” Hill said.
About a half dozen fire departments rushed to the scene to assist. A few crews remained there for several hours, working to put out hot spots to prevent a rekindling.
Firefighters believe equipment failure could be to blame for the fire, but the exact cause is under investigation.
A damage estimate was not immediately available.
The Trumbull County Fire Investigative Unit is looking into the cause.