No one was injured Wednesday morning when a barn near Grovetown caught fire.
A cable television repair man saw smoke coming from a metal barn at Reynolds Farm and Becky Lynn Stables ay 1040 Reynolds Farm Road at about 10:45 a.m., according to Columbia County Fire Rescue Batt. Chief Gary Thigpen.
The farm, owned by Don Reynolds and his father before him, is the one for which the road is named.
“It was scary,” said Reynolds, who was in a nearby shed working when the cable man told him and family members about the fire. “We didn’t open that door. We saw fire in there.”
The barn contained hay and farm supplies.
Thigpen said he couldn’t determine the exact origin and cause of the fire, but said he suspects old electrical wiring.
Grovetown Department of Public Safety firefighters arrived first, followed by Columbia County personnel. They extinguished the fire that burned much of the inside of the barn. Wood-framed stables on each side were not damaged.
“You don’t appreciate these guys until you need them,” Reynolds said. “They were ‘Johnny on the spot.’”