Updated 2/18/9am: Newtown Square Fire Co.'s Public Information Officer James Biddle states that officials are investigating the fire which may have ignited from an unattended wood-burning stove.
According to Biddle, fire crews were dispatched at 8:38 p.m. on Sunday night for an initial report of a brush and woods fire. However, when firefighters arrived to the scene, the fire was described as a large barn on fire.
Biddle noted that the 20-degree weather made it especially hard to fight the structure fire on Sunday night. The following fire crews responded to the scene: Edgmont, Newtown Square, Broomall, Malvern, Paoli, East Whiteland, and Goshen’s Hershey Mill stations.
Updated 2/18/13 8:30am: NBC Philadelphia reports:
Two dogs were killed in the fire and two cars inside the barn were destroyed. Officials say heavy wind and the bitter cold made it difficult for firefighters to fight the blaze.
Update 2/18/13 6am: The Daily Local tweeted that two dogs died in the fire.
Original story continues below
Crews were called out to a fire on the 1000 block of Providence Road Sunday around 8 p.m.
The fire is in the Newtown Square area near the Willistown/Edgmont border, according to Malvern Fire Co. Chief Neil Vaughn.
Newtown Square Fire Co. is responding.