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About 60 firefighters from 16 Lebanon County fire companies spent several hours fighting a barn fire at 490 Royal Road in North Cornwall Township that began shortly after midnight Tuesday. No injuries were reported. The poultry barn, about 500-feet-by-50-feet, housed 20,000 chickens and was a total loss, Neversink Fire Co. Chief Mike Nelson said. "It started at the east end and might have been a quarter to halfway into the barn when we arrived," Nelson said. Fire spread quickly through the wooden structure, which had a tin covering. "With all the dust, there was no stopping it," Nelson said. Firefighters were dispatched at 12:29 a.m. and brought the fire under control about 3 a.m. Some remained on the scene until 5:30 a.m. "Due to the heavy fire, we're ruling (the cause) undetermined but accidental," Nelson said. He estimated the loss at $500,000. The barn was owned by Beth Longenecker. A small shed near the barn was slightly damaged and a wooded area next to the barn "burned a little," Nelson said. The chief has seen his share of barn fires recently. A little over a year ago, another poultry barn at the same site was destroyed by fire, Nelson said. "We had another one recently over on Colebrook Road." Assisting Neversink were Cleona, Annville Union Hose, Union Water Works, Bellegrove, Palmyra Citizens, Campbelltown, Mount Gretna, Glenn Lebanon, Rural Security, Prescott, Friendship, Ebenezer, Schafferstown, Kutztown and Quentin fire companies, fire police and First Aid and Safety Patrol. Neversink returned for a re-burn at 9:29 a.m. Jeremy Long -- Lebanon Daily News