On January 8, around 2:45 in the morning, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a resident reporting a large fire and an explosion in a barn at 1455 Youngstown-Lockport Road in the Town of Porter.

Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies responded along with Ransomville and Youngstown Fire Companies and located a barn fully engulfed in flames.

The fire was extinguished by the responding fire companies.

It is unknown at this time what started the fire or the amount of damage.