UPDATE at 10:15 p.m.
The dark black plume of smoke could be seen as far away as Branford and New Haven when a barn on the Neubig Dairy Farm along Barberry Road in East Haven went up in flames Friday evening.
There were no reported injuries of residents or firefighters in relation to the blaze, which was first reported at 7:38 p.m. And there were no animals housed in the barn, which had been vacant for some time.
It is the second time this year have battled a significant fire at the farm. An there on May 11.
Assistant Fire Chief Chuck Licata told East Haven Patch at the scene the fire was a particularly difficult one to battle, due to the fact there was no nearby water source for the department's hoses.
"The area we're working in has no hydrants… so there's about 2,700 to 2,800 feet of hose line connecting the trucks that are operating at this fire, with the closest fire hydrant down on Borelli Road," Licata said of the almost half mile of hose.
He added that East Haven received mutual aid from the North Branford and North Haven fire departments at the scene, with North Branford providing use of one of its tanker trucks.
"And that's what's really supplying the bulk of the water supply for the fire right now," Licata said of the East Haven and North Branford tankers.
The assistant chief said the main body of the fire was knocked down a little bit before 9 p.m. Fire crews will be on the scene for much of the evening, however, making sure any embers are out.
"It's under control but we're going to be here a while wetting down a lot of spots," he said.
Licata added department leadership was also making sure the firefighters were staying properly hydrated due to today's mix of heat and humidity.
The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.
UPDATE at 9 p.m.
The fire is under control shortly before 9 p.m. Patch will post a full story soon.
ORIGINAL STORY (Posted at 8:07 p.m.)
A large barn on the Neubig Farm is on fire in East Haven at Borrelli and Barberry roads. Multiple fire departments from neighboring towns were called to assist.
It is reportedly fully involved "end to end."
People are lined up watching the fire from across several pastures. The fire call came in as North Haven, but residents are saying the property is in East Haven.
Editor's note: Patch originally reported the fire was in North Haven.