A two-alarm fire sparked by a faulty electrical cord destroyed a barn at Ken Spoth Farm Market on County Road in Clarence on Friday evening, causing $300,000 in damage. Firefighters were called to the Spoth market at 5:33 p.m. Friday to extinguish a blaze reported in the barn at 8386 County Road.
Swormville, East Amherst and Main Transit fire companies responded, and upon arrival, Swormville Fire Chief Brandon Hauck ordered a second alarm, bringing additional firefighters and equipment from Clarence Center.
It took firefighters about 50 minutes to get the blaze under control, but the barn was a total loss, Hauck said.
The fire caused an estimated $150,000 to the structure and $150,000 to its contents.
Investigators listed the cause as a faulty electrical cord.