Flames destroy North Codorus barn and hay stored inside


A controlled burn on a North Codorus farm Monday night destroyed a lean-to storage barn and the 250 bales of hay inside, a fire official said.

Crews were called to the 20-by-20-foot barn in the 2200 block of Jefferson Road about 9 p.m., according to North Codorus Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Tim Carr.

Although the blaze was under control in a half hour or so, fire crews remained on the scene until about 3:45 a.m., spreading out hay and looking for hot spots to make sure the fire didn't flare up, he said.

No one was hurt battling the blaze and no livestock was injured either, according to Carr.

"Luckily, the cattle they have were in another pasture," he said.

Flames destroyed all 250 bales of hay in the barn, according to the chief, but the farmer does have hay stored in other barns.

A controlled burn on the property started the fire, Carr said. That controlled burn was set up about 30 feet from the barn, he said.

A damage estimate has not yet been determined, Carr said.

Those assisting North Codorus crews at the scene included firefighters from Seven Valleys, Jefferson, Glen Rock, Porters and Lineboro, Md., he said.

It's been less than a week since a massive North Hopewell Township barn fire erupted.

Crews were called to Glessick School Road about 4:15 p.m. Aug. 12. The multi-alarm fire drew more than 100 first responders, according to the York-Adams chapter of the American Red Cross, which provided canteen service at the scene to emergency crews.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.