Barn fire closes Horseshoe Bar Road in downtown Loomis

By: Joyia Emard, Loomis News Editor
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Horseshoe Bar Road was temporarily closed Monday afternoon as firefighters responded to a barn fire.

Loomis Fire Protection Chief Dave Wheeler said a Loomis fire fighter saw smoke from the flaming barn while he was at the Loomis Fire house on Horseshoe Bar Road and crews were assembling when the call came in at 3:45 p.m., Monday, April 1.

The barn, located on acreage between Library Road and Laird Street, near the Loomis Library, was fully engulfed. Wheeler said crews from Loomis, Penryn, South Placer Fire and Rocklin Fire all responded. He said 12 personnel were on scene, along with Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputies who closed the road and directed traffic.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputy Nick Holt said Horseshoe Bar Road was closed between Callison and Laird streets for about 30 minutes while the fire was put down.

Water and foam were used to quell the flames and no other structures were endangered, nor was anyone injured.

Wheeler said the cause of the fire is under investigation, and there is no estimate of damages at this time.