A two-story barn in New Canaan was lost in a predawn fire Monday, officials say.
The horses kept in the barn at 407 Silvermine Road already had been let out into a pasture and were not injured in the blaze, according to New Canaan Interim Fire Chief Albert Bassett.
Firefighters were alerted by a call at approximately 4:48 a.m. from a worker at the New Canaan Mounted Troop, which is located nearby, Bassett said. A second alarm went out at 4:56 a.m., dispatch records show.
The barn included stalls downstairs and a hayloft upstairs “and it was fully involved when we got there,” Bassett said.
“It was already a loss when we arrived,” he said.
The New Canaan Fire Department had mutual aid from units in Wilton, Norwalk, Stamford and Vista, N.Y., Bassett said.
According to tax records, the 2.66-acre property on Silvermine Road, located just east of the intersection with Carter Street, has been continuously owned since 1981. It includes a house, two barns and two sheds, the records show.