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Ashtabula County barn gutted by fire

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Aug 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-27 14:54:26-04

ROME, Ohio — The Rome Fire Department in Ashtabula County battled a massive fire Friday evening after flames erupted at a barn with 25,000 square feet of hardwood flooring stored inside.

According to authorities, the fire happened just before 7 p.m. at a barn on Callendar Road.

The fire quickly spread through the barn and firefighters called in a second alarm and mutual aid from neighboring departments.

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Crews used 91,000 gallons of water to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby buildings.

Firefighters battled the fire through the evening until 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

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No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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