Barn fire spread to house, caused dark smoke cloud in NE Allen Co.

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ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Multiple structures were damaged after a fire broke out on a northeast Allen County property Friday night.

Just after 4 p.m., dispatch confirmed that crews were sent to a barn fire on Notestine Road, west of S.R. 37.

The fire and a large, dark smoke cloud could be seen for miles away. Traffic surrounding the property was diverted and roads were closed as crews worked the scene.

Several departments on the scene worked to contain the fire for more than two hours. Officials on the scene say a barn was completely destroyed. The fire had spread to a nearby house which was also damaged.

While crews battled the fire, members of the Amish community worked to remove items such as furniture and clothes, from the house and place them in the yard away from the fire.

The fire department said it took roughly an hour to get the fire under control.

At this time it is unclear if anyone is injured or what caused the fire.

Notestine Road was closed from S.R. 37 to Barnett Road for more than two hours. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

This story is developing.

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