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MANSFIELD – The damage estimate may top $1 million, after a major fire destroyed the town Highway Department barn Sunday night in this Cattaraugus County community.
The barn, on Ellicottville-Maples Road in Mansfield, housed heavy highway equipment, such as dump trucks, loaders and graders.
No injuries were reported, but the fire was extensive and drew volunteer firefighters from many surrounding communities, after a passerby spotted the blaze at about 6:40 p.m. Sunday.
Fire investigators still are trying to determine the cause, but Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Detective Nathan Root said they’re looking at some kind of malfunction in one of the trucks stored in the barn.