A barn storing antique cars, including a 1999 Porsche, on Punch Brook Drive in Burlington was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning.
A neighbor who woke up during the thunderstorm looked out the window, saw the barn at 34 Punch Brook Road on fire and called the fire department around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, officials said.
It's too early to tell if weather caused the blaze, but the fire marshal is looking into it.
The fire chief said that the old barn, which had been restored, was completely engulfed in flames when crews arrived. As of 5:21 a.m., thick smoke was still billowing.
[HAR] Burlington Barn Fire
No one was inside at the time and no one was hurt, but the barn has been deemed a total loss.
Area departments responded and provided mutual aid to shuttle in water with tankers and help put about 1,000 gallons of water on the fire every three minutes.
The fire marshal is looking into the cause of the fire, including whether weather was a factor.