The resources of area fire departments were stretched to the limit Wednesday night as two big structure blazes were reported within an hour. According to Egg Harbor Fire Chief Steve Schopf, a fire engulfed an old storage barn at Schartner’s Farm Market north of Carlsvillle at about 6:20 Wednesday evening. The barn was a complete loss and the home nearby suffered some siding damage from the heat. Schopf says nine area departments were initially on the scene before another fire was reported on New Settlement Road in Southern Door County.
No injuries were reported at the Schartner Farm Market fire and no cause has been determined yet. The fire on New Settlement Road was a residential home fully engulfed in flames. Southern Door Fire Chief Gary Vandertie could not be reached for comment Wednesday night. Door County Daily News will update this story as more details become available.