Fire Engulfs Upper Makefield Barn

The Newtown Fire Association, along with several other area fire companies, responded to the Saturday morning barn fire at Thorpe Farm.

A large barn on Thorpe Farm in Upper Makefield burnt down Saturday morning.

The Newtown Fire Association was one of several area fire companies to assist the Upper Makefield Fire Company in responding.

The fire engulfed a barn that housed trucks and other large equipment, according to information from the Newtown Fire Association. No injuries were reported.

Thorpe Farm is located on Stonybrook Road.

In addition to Newtown and Upper Makefield, the following fire companies responded: Lingohocken Fire Company, New Hope Fire Company, Northampton, Midway, Stockton, N.J. and Lambertville, N.J.

Firefighters staged an aggressive defensive attack of the fire and protected numerous exposures, including several vehicles, a home, large bales of hay and an adjacent large barn housing farm animals, according to the Newtown Fire Association.

Kara Seymour October 13, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Hi thank you, I edited the original story to clarify that
PATTY TAYLOR October 13, 2012 at 08:38 PM
I read the above and the patch received the information from the Newtown Fire Company, they didn't mention who's call it was, not that it matters as long as the fire was placed under control and no injuries. It's great that all these Fire companies back each other up and try to reduce the damage the fires cause.
Kara Seymour October 13, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Thanks for your input Patty. Newtown Fire Association also requested I clarify. Thanks everyone for reading! Have a great Saturday.
Ashish Sitapara MD October 14, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Surprisingly busy season for local fires. I am very grateful to the brave fireman and woman who serve and protect us each and everyday.
Yikes! March 15, 2013 at 12:26 PM
How did the fire start? anybody ever find out?


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