DRYDEN, N.Y. — A barn in Dryden was destroyed after a fire broke out Wednesday night, a police officer said.

Officials were called just before 8 p.m. to a fire at 2904 Mount Pleasant for a report of a fire.

“When I first (drove) up, it was fully engulfed,” Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Jim Rolfe said. “Lots of smoke.”

He said he’d driven by the barn while on patrol about an hour prior to the call and everything seemed normal. No injuries were reported at the scene.

Property owner Jim Reed said all the animals made it out of the barn and the nearby house was not damaged, according to 14850.com

Tackling the fire was a county-wide effort, with firefighters responding from all over the area. Among those who responded were Varna, Freeville, Slaterville Springs, Neptune Hose Company, Brooktondale, McLean, Cayuga Heights, Speedsville and Etna. Dryden Ambulance was also at the scene.

NYSEG was also at the scene and electricity in the area was temporarily shut down.

Firefighters were at the scene past 11 p.m, with flames and embers still flaring up in hot spots.

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