Fire destroys metal barn in Augusta Township
Editor's note: The location of the fire has been corrected in this article.
An Augusta Township barn filled with construction equipment, multiple tractors and other vehicles was destroyed after it caught fire at about 9 p.m. Thursday.
The metal barn was located at 9405 Macey Road and multiple fire departments responded to the blaze.
“It was huge," said Asst. Chief David Music of the Augusta Charter Township Fire Department. "There were multiple explosions. There were propane cylinders just outside the building."
In addition to those cylinders, Music said there was a full 300-gallon diesel fuel tank sitting about 10 feet from the building that the firefighters had to protect from the fire.
Music said there were around 35 firefighters and three fire engines at the scene from Augusta, Sumpter, and Pittsfield Townships. The fire was under control by 12:24 a.m.
Despite the extensive property damages, Music said there were no injuries and the barn was far enough from the house that the fire didn't spread.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Michigan State Police Department and is undetermined at this time.