An Amish-owned barn burned yesterday, in the sizeable St Mary’s County community in southern Maryland.

Fifty-eight local firefighters were aided by 50 to 70 Amish in putting out the blaze.

What’s remarkable is the explosion that is caught in this video, when a fuel tank in the structure ignited. You can see the massive explosion about eight seconds in, along with footage of the men scattering away from the fire.

No injuries were reported. One cause of barn fires is when hay is stored at a high moisture level.

I expect that work will start on clearing debris and constructing a new barn before long. Apparently, a few days ago a home burned in this community as well, and plans are to rebuild it this coming weekend.

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