The victims of the Sykesville Fire lost a lot in the April 5th fire. WBNC is collecting Gift Cards to be donated to the families involved.
WBNC has learned that the families lost clothes and food, and more in the fire, so we are trying to give that back to them
All the gift cards will be split evenly with all those who lost their homes in the fire on April 5th.
Examples of Gift Cards:
Where to send the gift cards:
P.O. Box 245
Crosswicks, NJ 08515
Station 261 responded to a reported Barn Fire located within Chesterfield Fire District #2 the night of Thursday 4/5/12. Chief 2610 arrived on location and assumed command, he reported a fully involved barn with exposures. Deputy 2601 arrived shortly after and went to work with Chesterfield Hose Engine 2621 and Bordentown Township Ladder 3225 in an effort to protect the exposures. Crosswicks Engine 2612 and Joint Base Engine 6731 arrived and began water supply operations, sending their crews forward to assist with protection efforts. Two houses were successfully...
Fire officials are still trying to figure out what caused a two-alarm blaze that destroyed two barns Thursday on a Sykesville Road farm property.
No people or animals were hurt, Fire Chief Kyle Asbrand said Friday.
There was a coop with dozens of chickens several yards from the flames, but the birds were not injured, Asbrand said.
The fire started shortly before 9:45 p.m. in one of the barns. A resident tried to extinguish it with a garden hose, but the flames grew out of control and the resident dialed 911, emergency officials said.
The barn was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, and crews worked to ensure the fire did not spread to a residence on the same property, Asbrand said.
“We surrounded it from the outside and used a large amount of water,” he said.
Windy conditions Thursday night caused the fire to spread to a second barn about 50 feet away, the chief said.
Both structures collapsed, but the house was not damaged.
“They were old barns,” Asbrand said. “It was like a tinderbox.”
The property’s residents declined to comment Friday.