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Several fire companies battle blaze in Carlton

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 January 2015 at 2:48 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers
CARLTON – Firefighters form several fire departments are fighting a fire in Carlton on Route 98.

The dispatch call went out at 1:39 p.m. for a fire at 2086 Oak Orchard Rd. The property is owned by George Swartz.

Ammunition was inside the barn and was going off as the fire gained strength.

Fire Investigator Walter Batt walks towards the rear of the structure to take photographs.

Dark smoke can be seen from several miles from the fire.

Several fire companies are on scene, working to put out the blaze.

Albion and Medina both have their ladder trucks at the scene.

Carlton Fire Chief Andrew Niederhofer was one of the first on scene. He is on the phone, describing the situation and summoning help.