An accidental fire Wednesday night destroyed a barn and contents in Strasburg Township, causing an estimated $500,000 damage, authorities said. No injuries were reported.
The blaze, reported about 8:30 p.m., destroyed tractors and tools, Strasburg Fire Chief John Stoltzfus said.
While an official cause has not been determined, Stoltzfus said it appeared the fire was sparked by the use of a grinder.
Smoke could be seen two miles away as the 50 by 100 foot barn burned, according to Lancaster County-Wide Communications dispatches.
Haz-mat crews succeeded in keeping chemicals in the barn from entering a small tributary of Pequea Creek, Stoltzfus said.
The property is the site of Pop's Produce Stand, a popular summertime market.
Because there are no fire hydrants nearby, crews had to get water from nearby Verdant View Farm, which had a barn fire in April 2018 that caused $350,000 damage.
More than 25 units from multiple departments, including Strasburg, Paradise, Lampeter, Ronks, Quarryville and Bird-In-Hand responded.