The Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts and other departments respond to a barn fire in the 3400 block of Vermont Road in unincorporated Woodstock Monday morning. | Photo: MFRD

Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire inside a barn near Woodstock Monday morning, saving the structure and its contents, officials said.

The Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts responded around 9:43 a.m. Monday to the 3400 block of Vermont Road in unincorporated Woodstock.

Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts Communication Specialist Alex Vucha said crews responded to a call of a barn fire.

Firefighters arrived within eight minutes and found smoke showing from a large barn.

Firefighters quickly deployed a hose line and entered the structure to extinguish the fire.

The bulk of the fire was extinguished within 15 minutes but the overhaul continued for an additional hour.

The Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts and other departments respond to a barn fire in the 3400 block of Vermont Road in unincorporated Woodstock Monday morning. | Photo: MFRD

Overhaul consisted of removing bales of hay from the barn and peeling back metal roofing to expose any hidden fires, Vucha said.

The structure and contents are not considered a loss.

The 7,200 square foot barn sustained minor roof damage with initial damage estimates of $20,000.

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The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical and does not appear suspicious in nature, Vucha said.

“The fire was our 4th call for service within 25 minutes. We greatly appreciated the assistance of our neighboring agencies during our very busy morning,” Vucha said.

On January 9, the fire department responded to another structure fire in the 3300 block of Vermont Road, which is down the street from the Monday barn fire.

Officials said approximately $100,000 in damage was caused in that incident after a garage with vehicles and machinery became engulfed in flames.