Crews fight large barn, house fire in Carmel

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A Carmel barn burned to the ground Thursday in a fire that gave off a plume of smoke that could be seen for miles.

The fire broke out Thursday evening at 12400 Hoover Road. The barn and an adjacent house were on fire when crews arrived. The structures are a community property maintenance facility, but were not lived in.

The damage to the barn has made it unsafe for investigators to get near the scene.

The Carmel Fire Department was joined by firefighters from Fishers and Zionsville to fight the blaze, which spread to nearby fields.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.