Barn fire near Marengo destroys pickup truck

Published: Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 7:51 p.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 11:21 p.m. CDT

A pickup truck was destroyed by a fire inside of a barn Sunday, the Marengo Fire Protection District said.
Firefighters were called about 5 p.m. to 23810 Jackson Road in unincorporated McHenry County and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the building, Capt. John Kimmel said.

The fire was under control in about 30 minutes, Kimmel said. Crews cleared the scene at 6:09 p.m.

No one was hurt.

There were 60 pigs in the barn, but they were not harmed. Firefighters were able to ventilate the building and keep smoke clear, as the pigs were kept in the barn, Kimmel said.

The vehicle is a total loss, and there is smoke damage in the barn, Kimmel said.

Firefighters had to haul water to the scene because there are no hydrants in the area. Less than 1,000 gallons of water was used, Kimmel said.

Crews from several departments including Woodstock, Harvard, Union, Lakewood, Hebron and Huntley were called to the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

– Joseph Bustos

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