Fire heavily damages barn near Felton

Fire engineFELTON, DELAWARE (7/1/2015) Fire heavily damaged a barn west of Felton on Tuesday, authorities said.

Felton Community Fire Company found flames engulfing the 40 by 100 foot building as they arrived about 2:50 p.m. in the 200 block of John Hurd Road.

The fire started inside the building when there was a mechanical malfunction in farm machinery that had just been parked, said Michael Chionchio, assistant state fire marshal. The cause was ruled accidental.

No one was injured.

Damage was estimated at $30,000.

Felton Fire Company responded.