Monday morning at 10:34, Adams County Box Alarm 22-3 was struck for the barn fire at 2425 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg Pa.
It was clearly evident from the number of calls the Adams County 911 Center was receiving that this was going to be a working fire. A large black header was visible for miles.
Units were notified on dispatch of a working barn fire. Truck 1 arrived with an 80’ wide by 450’ long barn with fire showing. The barn was being used for storage. No animals occupied the barn. Firefighters were challenged from dispatch as this fire had a large fire load since the building was completely filled with storage items, making it too dangerous to fight the fire from the interior.
Multiple master streams and a ladder pipe from Truck 1 were used to extinguish the fire. In addition there were several propane tanks on the exterior of the building. Firefighters worked fast to cool the tanks. Several pieces of construction equipment were removed from the scene by the property owner as firefighters battled the blaze. It took nearly 2 hours to bring the fire under control.