Firefighters in Wolfeboro and several other communities responded to a barn fire that sent a plume of black smoke into the air Thursday afternoon.

The fire on Umbrella Point/Parker Island Road was reported to Wolfeboro Fire-Rescue around 2 p.m. and arrived as the heavily involved structure was beginning to collapse, according to the department. Several vehicles were stored inside the building but no animals.

Fire crews successfully kept a ground fire from spreading to an adjacent house whose owners were home at the time but were not injured.

Firefighters responding to a barn fire in Wolfeboro 11/24/22
Firefighters responding to a barn fire in Wolfeboro 11/24/22 (Wolfeboro Fire-Rescue Department)
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No Fire on Rattlesnake Island

Firefighters and first responders from the Alton, Center Ossipee, Ossipee Corner, Tuftonboro and Wakefield plus Stewart's Ambulance and Wolfeboro Police all responded to the fire.

The Alton Fire Department said it received calls about smoke coming fro Rattlesnake Island that was in fact from the Wolfeboro fire.

The blaze was brought under control in about two hours, according to the department. The cause of the fire remains under investigation but is believed to be accidental in nature.

Firefighters responding to a barn fire in Wolfeboro 11/24/22
Firefighters responding to a barn fire in Wolfeboro 11/24/22 (Wolfeboro Fire-Rescue Department)
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Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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