Firefighters battle large barn fire in Molalla

Firefighters battle large barn fire in Molalla
Photo courtesy Molalla Fire

MOLALLA, Ore. – Firefighters battled a barn fire Monday afternoon in Molalla.

Someone called 911 just before 4 p.m. after they spotted hay on fire inside a barn. When firefighters arrived, the barn was engulfed in flames, according to Molalla Fire spokeswoman Denise Everhart.

No people or animals were hurt and no other buildings are threatened by the fire.

The fire started in hay then spread to the rest of the barn.

The owner got an ATV out and then tried to put out the fire himself, but couldn't. Firefighters managed to get the flames mostly out within about an hour.