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Barn destroyed in Livingston fire Friday

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    Lance Wheeler/Columbia-Greene Media The remains of a fire that destroyed a Livingston barn Friday night.
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    Lance Wheeler/Columbia-Greene Media The barn was completely destroyed and deemed a total loss by firefighters.
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    Lance Wheeler/Columbia-Greene Media Sifting through the debris of a fire that destroyed a barn in Livingston. Firefighters worked through the night to bring the fire under control and put it out.
January 13, 2018 02:32 pm Updated: January 13, 2018 09:12 pm

LIVINGSTON — An old dairy barn was completely destroyed Friday night after it caught fire.

Firefighters were dispatched to 122 Estok Rd. at 9:10 p.m. for a structure fire, Livingston Pumper Co. Public Information Officer Dana Petty said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, Petty said, adding the blaze was not deemed suspicious.

The barn was vacant and had a section that was being used for storage, according to Petty. No animals or people were displaced.

No firefighters were injured.

The barn is a total loss, Petty said, adding nothing was salvaged.

Fire crews battled the inferno into the night, not securing or departing the scene until 6 a.m. An excavator was brought in to move debris around.

Despite the weather that was forecast, the night gave first responders only a little bit of rain to contend with, Petty said. The weather did not inhibit crews’ attempts to quell the blaze. Petty added the weather began to get worse at the scene around 4 a.m.

The Columbia County Cause and Origin Team arrived at the site at 9 a.m. to begin their investigation, which is ongoing.

Crews responding to the scene included Livingston Fire District, and the Ancram, Taghkanic, Greenport, Churchtown and Clermont fire departments. The Germantown fire crew was on standby at the Livingston firehouse. An ambulance from Northern Dutchess Paramedics was present. The Columbia County Fire Coordinator’s Office, state police and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office were also at the scene.

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