February 26, 2024

Barn outside Woodstock ‘complete loss’ following fire

WOODSTOCK, Ill. — A passing driver reported a fire west of Woodstock that left a barn and its contents a “complete loss,” the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District said.

Crews responded at 5:18 a.m. July 4 to the 1000 block of South Rose Farm Road where they found a 25-by-55-foot barn engulfed in flames, according to a news release. The crews had arrived within five minutes of the 911 call.

The fire was declared under control within 30 minutes, according to the release. Overhaul and hot-spot mitigation continued for an additional two hours.

The barn and contents were considered a complete loss with preliminary damage estimated at $50,000, the fire district said.

The fire is not thought to be suspicious in nature, but remained under investigation by the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District.