Witness Captures Video Of Fryeburg Fairgrounds Fire [VIDEO]
A witness to the huge fire on the Fryeburg Fairgrounds has shared a dramatic video with us, that shows the devastation to some historical barns.
The State Fire Marshal's Office says the fire was started accidentally in the sheep barn, by an electrical problem. The sheep barn, as well as the cattle barn, were completely destroyed by the flames, which also damaged six other nearby buildings. The good news was that no animals were in the barns at the time, and no firefighters were injured.
Our thanks to Joe Shaw of Fryeburg, who allowed us to share his video of the fire, as it consumed the Cattle Barn. The Fryeburg Fair started in 1851, and has grown to become the state's largest agricultural fair.
Organizers of the Fryeburg Fair have said that this year's fair will go on, as planned, in the fall. They're not going to let the fire interrupt the usual agricultural emphasis of the event, and say that the animal exhibits will still be a part of the fair, even if they have to put up tents to hold them.