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Large barn fire in Cayuga County: Multiple departments called for tanker task force

First responders say the fire that destroyed a barn on Saturday in Cayuga County didn’t result in any injuries or loss of livestock.

All of the cows that were inside a large barn that burst into flames were safely removed before any were harmed.

The fire on Eaton Road was reported around 3:30 p.m. It’s the site of Ripley Farms. By the time first responders were on-scene, the barn was fully-involved.

A tanker task force combining forces from Cayuga and Cortland counties was utilized. The flames were still being fought hours later.

Investigation into the fire remains active at this point.

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Original Report: Large barn fire in Cayuga County, multiple departments called for tanker task force

Firefighters were called to the scene of a serious barn fire in southern Cayuga County on Saturday.

The barn was reportedly fully-involved during the afternoon hours as the first crews arrived on-scene along Eaton Road in the town of Sempronius.


A tanker task force was utilized to battle the fire due to it taking place in a rural part of the county without municipal water service.

Crews from multiple departments in the area were called to the scene. A fire investigation team was requested.

Neighbors reported on Facebook that they heard a large boom shortly before firefighters arrived on-scene. However, it’s unclear if the two incidents were related.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.



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