Fire Destroys Barn Housing Vintage Cars in Litchfield

A fire has destroyed a barn in Litchfield on Monday morning that houses antique cars, propane tanks and more.

The fire department was alerted of the fire at 142 Chestnut Hill Road through a 911 call at 2:44 a.m. and mutual aid was called in from East Litchfield, Bantam, Goshen and others towns.

One issue firefighters faced was that the closest hydrant is a mile away, so crews had to draw water from two nearby ponds to get the blaze under control.

No one was injured and the fire was under control as of 4:05 a.m., but there is heavy damage to the barn.

It housed several vintage cars, a camper, construction equipment and propane tanks, officials said, and it’s not yet clear how much of a role the gas tanks played in the fire.

The state fire marshal has been called in to investigate.

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