Video captures aerial view of Rusk County barn fire

Several departments respond to large barn fire in Rusk Co.

RUSK COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A large barn fire in Rusk County demanded the help of several departments early Tuesday morning.

Shortly before midnight, Rusk County Office of Emergency Management reported a fully involved structure fire on FM 850 east of US 259.

Pictures from the Crims Chapel VFD show what was left behind from the blaze. They said the barn was used to store hay.

Updated with some aerial pictures of the fire taken today. All aerial pics are taken and distributed by a part 107 UAS...

Posted by Crims Chapel Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, May 18, 2020

Rusk County OEM added there was “substantial emergency vehicle presence” from Henderson, New London and Crims Chapel VFD. Officials are asking people to avoid this area as they begin their investigation.

The attached drove video, submitted by Brad Vinson, shows the remains of the barn afterward.

No word on what caused the fire to begin.

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