East Hopewell Twp. barn fire causes major damage

Christopher Dornblaser

A barn fire in East Hopewell Township caused big damage Friday afternoon and made fire crews stay more than 12 hours to handle it.

The fire, in the 8900 block of Bosley Road, was called in about noon Friday, according to a Facebook post from the Eureka Volunteer Fire Department. The barn and its contents were considered a total loss, with a damage estimate of more than $250,000, the department said.

According to scanner reports Friday, the fire was called under control at 3 p.m., but crews had to stay to take care of 15,000 bales of hay. The fire department said the fire initially came in as a fully involved barn fire, and five additional tankers were called in to assist with handling the fire.

A barn fire totaled more than $250,000 in damage Friday afternoon
Firefighters handle a barn fire in East Hopewell Township Friday afternoon

"A total well over 600,000 gallons of water was used to put out the fire," the post reads.

The fire department said crews were on the scene for more than 12 hours, and they spent an additional three hours cleaning up the area.

Eureka Volunteer Fire Chief Ira Walker Jr. could not immediately be reached for comment.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.