The owner of a barn that caught on fire in Ledyard rescued a calf inside at the time of the blaze Tuesday morning.
The homeowner is treating the calf for smoke inhalation, Ledyard Fire Chief John R. Doucette said.
Ledyard and Gales Ferry Fire companies responded at about 9:05 a.m. to 67 Thomas Road.The record cold temperatures proved a challenge as crews were delayed getting to the fiery barn due to ice coating the dirt access road. The homeowner and firefighters who got there on foot extinguished the fire before it could do much damage to the structure., Doucette said. Crews contained most of the fire to the hay for the calf in the stable, fire official
There area is very rural and "lacks hydrants," according to the fire department.
Ledyard's fire marshal is investigating the cause and circumstances of the fire.
Preston firefighters responded with tankers as a precaution and left once the fire was put out.