NICHOLVILLE - Firefighters from St. Lawrence and Franklin counties battled a fire that destroyed a barn Thursday night on McEwen Road in the town of Lawrence.
Firefighters from Nicholville responded to the working barn fire at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Thomas and Renee Burnell residence, 371 McEwen Road. Mutual aid was provided by several St. Lawrence County departments as well as Dickinson, St. Regis Falls and Moira in Franklin County. Fire investigators said the blaze was brought under control in approximately an hour and a half.
Animals were reportedly lost in the fire, but investigators said they were still determining the extent of the loss. A cow and several pigs were reportedly in the barn at the time of the fire.