A motorist driving past a home near Raymond noticed a barn fire and awoke residents of an adjacent home, allowing them to flee and call fire crews.
Fire crews from Raymond, Malcolm, Valparaiso and the Air National Guard were called to the 13101 Nebraska 79 to put out a fire that had fully engulfed the structure.
Chief Greg Hall says the building housed only vehicles and equipment and they were able to control the fire before it reached the property owners home.
Cars, a camper and other items in the barn were badly damaged or
Hall said he thinks the building will be declared a total loss. The cause of the fire is not yet known, but the State Fire Marshals Office is investigating.