Fire investigators are trying to determine what may have caused a barn in Wolfsville to catch fire and burn to the ground Thursday night.

Firefighers were alerted to the fire around 11:15 p.m. at 12827 Loy Wolfe Road.

The barn was up in flames when crews arrived and the roof had already collapsed, said Doug Brown, a spokesman for the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services.

The blaze was put out in 45 minutes, Brown said, and about 25 firefighters were on scene to extinguish the 30- by 40-foot barn.

Firefighters had to set up a tanker task force to bring water tankers to the scene since there were no fire hydrants nearby, he said.

No injuries were reported and no animals were harmed. The barn was used for storage and hay had lined the top, Brown said.

About $50,000 in damages are estimated.

Brown said there were no preliminary indications on what may have sparked the fire.

The incident remains under investigation.

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If it turns out to be arson, the investigators really need to round up this group and check their alibis for last night.

The ringleader of the group was released to attend college classes.

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