Maury County firefighters responded to a structure fire where a barn was fully involved and already collapsed.


Maury County Fire Department released the following information and photos on Saturday:

"Yesterday at 2:11 MCFD responded to a possible structure fire on Parsons Bend Rd near the Maury County Gun Club.

Responding units: Engines 21, 32, Squads 21, 32, Tankers 21, 28, 32, Rehab 20, Ops 20, Support 20, Deputy 20, Chief 20.

Units arrived to find a semi-detached barn fully involved and already collapsed with extension into the home on Division 2. Units stretched a line to the rear of the home to knock down the exterior fire as well as two lines to the front door for offensive fire attack. Members stretched two lines, one to the second floor and one to the first floor to cut the fire off. Units were able to darken the fire down but dealt with extensive fire in the knee walls on the second floor which required vertical ventilation.

Several members went through 3-4 air bottles at this fire and experienced extreme heat conditions on the second floor due to the advanced fire in the knee walls.

Special thanks to Maury EMS and MCSO crews on scene who assisted with stretching supply lines to tankers and various other things that greatly impacted the scene. Maury EMS monitored several firefighters for heat exhaustion.

Unfortunately the home will be a loss; however, the hard work of FF’s will allow the family to collect some important items.