Firefighters Battle Ice, Blaze

By Dan Stamm
|  Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013  |  Updated 7:31 AM EDT
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A barn fire that broke out in Sellersville, Bucks County, early Wednesday morning proved difficult to battle.

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A barn fire that broke out in Sellersville, Bucks County, early Wednesday morning proved difficult to battle.

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Ice and fire caused a double threat for firefighters battling a barn blaze early this morning.

Crews responded to the 800 block of Catch Basin Road in Sellersville, Bucks County, Pa. a little before 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The fire began inside the equipment shack and firefighters quickly tried to douse the flames.

"The biggest problem for this fire was getting water supply since there are no hydrants in the area," said Battalion Chief Tom Louden.

Firefighters formed a water chain to bring the fire under control.

"It's cold when we do this but as along as the water is flowing we really don't have too much of a problem," Loudon said.

Luckily icy road conditions didn't hamper their efforts too much.

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"With the size of our trucks we really don't have much of a problem with the ice on the road," said Louden.

No injuries were reported.

The blaze was out by 6 a.m. And salt trucks were called in a short time later to deal with ice that formed from leftover water.

It isn’t clear what caused the blaze.

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