Fire rips through a barn at Donaldson Farms (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (Warren County) – Firefighters from surrounding towns battled a blaze that ripped through a barn Friday at Donaldson Farms on Allen Rd in Mansfield Township.

The fire was reported at 5:00 p.m. at a barn behind Donaldson Farms stand near the corn maze. The barn had solar panels on the roof and stored equipment and hay.

The Warren County Hazmat responded to take air samples in the Diamond Hill development, according to radio reports.

No injuries had been reported as of 6:30 p.m., Mansfield Township Mayor Shirley Kocher said.

As of 9:00 a.m. Saturday. Allen Road is open.

“Thank you for all of your kind words of support, love and concern. We are grateful to report that our family and staff are safe. Our farm market will be open tomorrow and we will do our best to keep our planned community events going this weekend. A heartfelt thank you to all of the first responders who were initially on the scene and to those who continue to control the situation as this is posted. Too many people to thank individually at this time. XO,” Katie & Greg, the Donaldson Family and staff said.

There has been no word on a cause for the fire.

Some other fire departments that assisted Mansfield Twp Fire Departments were, Mansfield Twp Rescue Squad, Hackettstown, Independence Twp, Budd Lake, NJ Forrest Fire Service and Washington Twp (Morris County).

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By: Jay Edwards
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