BUSTI - Local fire crews battled through lightning and a heavy downpour Tuesday night to stave off a raging barn fire in Busti.
Fire officials arrived at the barn - located at 4357 Cowing Road - at approximately 9:04 p.m., scrambling hoses into the barn's interior and sawing through the roof to allow for ventilation.
The barn's owners, who were reportedly inside their home at the time of the fire, were uninjured.
Firefighters battle a barn fire at 4357 Cowing Road in Busti on Tuesday evening.
P-J photo by A.J. Rao
No animals were inside the barn, fire officials said.
The fire was reportedly under control at approximately 9:54 p.m.
The extent of damage to the barn is still not determined. An investigation into the cause of fire is currently underway.
Busti, Lakewood, Panama, Ashville, Kiantone, Frewsburg, Chautauqua, Lander and Sugar Grove fire departments responded to the scene.
Kennedy, Clymer, Falconer and Celoron fire departments were on standby.