Blaze at Western New York Farm Causes $2M in Damage

January 23, 2009

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed two barns at a western New York farm, causing about $2 million in damage.

The fire broke out about 3 a.m. Monday at McCormick Farms in the Wyoming County town of Wethersfield, 35 miles southeast of Buffalo.

County fire officials say the blaze destroyed two large barns and damaged a third before firefighters from 12 companies were able to get the blaze under control.

Officials say emergency crews were able to save a a barn with more than $400,000 worth of potatoes inside.

No one was injured.

The fire’s cause remains under investigation. It’s not believed to be suspicious.

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