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Crews battle early morning barn fire in Middletown

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Firefighters battled an early morning barn fire in Middletown.

According to officials, the fire broke out shortly before 5 a.m. at 416 Atkins St.

"It was fully engulfed, the flames were huge. It was crazy," said Chris Jasse, a neighbor. "You don't want to see that in the morning especially with somebody that you know."

The street was shut down while crews went to work. It has since reopened.

Eyewitness News obtained exclusive photos from an eyewitness. Flames could be seen engulfing the barn.

Mutual aid was requested from several surrounding towns. 

No one, including farm animals, appeared to have been hurt, according to neighbors.

One neighbor told Eyewitness News that her husband rushed outside after hearing the commotion and checked on the homeowner.

She said the barn is mainly used as storage space.

Jasse said she was worried about the family.

"Especially with this time of year, maybe there were things that were hidden, you never know," Jasse said.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

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