Piles of hay bales, tools and debris still burned and smoke still filled the air by 9 a.m. Monday at a Jefferson farm.
A blaze that leveled a barn and two sheds early Monday is under investigation.
The fire broke out around 12:15 a.m. at 6102 Holter Road, according to Doug Brown, a spokesman for the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services.
Brown said about 60 firefighters and a tanker task force responded to the blaze since no fire hydrants were nearby.
"They arrived to find the barn well-involved," said Brown.
Mike Monroe, 18, who rents a house that sits just in front of the now-destroyed barn, said 30 chickens were burned inside along with several pick-up trucks, trailers, tools, compressors and sorted furniture.
"The good thing is that it didn't quite make it to the house," he said.
He said he had no speculations on what may have caused the fire.
Brown said fire investigators will investigate the blaze to determine its cause and estimated damages.
Monroe said their home lost power in the fire and is expected to be without power for the remainder of the week.
- Daniel J. Gross