Four fire departments responded to a blaze late Monday evening that engulfed a pole barn full of hay and farming equipment, and damaged part of a chicken house in the far southwest corner of Floyd County.

No one was injured, but firefighters had a tough time battling the blaze at 98 Angel Road that was more than 700 yards back from the roadway, according to Rome-Floyd Battalion Chief Greg Abbott.

“The location is difficult. The access is difficult. And the fact that there is no water supply is difficult,” Abbott said. “But everyone has done real well working together and we’ve had excellent coordination.”

The Rome-Floyd Fire Department and Cave Spring Fire Department, along with the McCord’s Crossroads and Spring Creek volunteer fire departments from across the border in Alabama, helped fight the fire.

The call came in around 7 p.m. Abbott said firefighters were expected to remain on the scene well into the night due to the nature of hay, which continues to smolder and flare up. An exact cause was still under investigation.

Phyllis Moody, who owns the farm with her husband, Michael Moody, thanked the firefighters and volunteers who came to their aid.

“They will never know how much we appreciate them,” Phyllis Moody said.


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