SYKESVILLE, NJ –
Station 261 responded to a reported Barn Fire located within Chesterfield Fire District #2 the night of Thursday 4/5/12.  Chief 2610 arrived on location and assumed command, he reported a fully involved barn with exposures.  Deputy 2601 arrived shortly after and went to work with Chesterfield Hose Engine 2621 and Bordentown Township Ladder 3225 in an effort to protect the exposures.  Crosswicks Engine 2612 and Joint Base Engine 6731 arrived and began water supply operations, sending their crews forward to assist with protection efforts.  Two houses were successfully defended, however, due to the heavy fire conditions encountered in the barn coupled with a lack of an immediate water supply a second adjacent barn was also lost.  Two alarms were struck during the assignment, bringing units from Chesterfield, Bordentown, Joint Base MDL,  Juliustown, Florence, Jacksonville, Mansfield, Cookstown, Jobstown, North Hanover, New Egypt, and Wrightstown.  Upon further review of the property lines, the barns were found to actually be in North Hanover Township and command was transferred to Chief 4600.