Crews investigating after Chesterfield Berry Farm barn burns down

Chesterfield County

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Fire crews responded to a barn fire this morning at Chesterfield Berry Farm.

Chesterfield Fire officials said they received the call at 7:40 a.m. but when crews arrived on the scene the barn was already burned to the ground. It took fire crews 30 minutes to get the fire under control.

8News was told the building used to hold farm equipment. The barn and the items inside are considered a total loss, Chesterfield Fire said.

At this time the cause of the fire is unknown. Chesterfield Fire Lt. Jason Elmore said they were unable to determine the cause of the fire due to the amount of fire damage to the barn.

No injuries were reported.

Fortunately business at Chesterfield Berry Farm won’t be impacted because the barn that caught fire was holding farm equipment that wasn’t vital to operation.

Aaron Goode, the owner of the farm, said one of his workers called and told him that one of the barns was on fire. He rushed to find the structure and everything inside nearly burned to the ground by the time he arrived.

“The wind was blowin’ real bad, there’s nothing they could’ve done — it went up real quick,” Goode said. “Equipment in there where we work honey, stainless steel equipment and stuff, and a couple small vehicles in there. You never know what’s gonna happen.”

Chesterfield Berry Farm is located at 26002 Pear Orchard Road in Moseley.



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