Barn At Former Stafford’s In The Field Destroyed By Fire

Fire crews battle a fully involved fire at the barn at The Preserve at Chocurua ~Picture Courtesy of Kimball Packard

Chocorua, NH – A fire destroyed a Barn at the Old Brass Heart Inn in Chocorua last night. At around 10 o’clock Fire officials responded to what is now the Preserve at Chocurua on Philbrick Neighborhood Road for a fire that rapidly rose to three alarms. According to reports at least 8 town fire crews responded including Tamworth, Conway Village, Freedom, Center Ossipee, and Moultonboro.

~Picture Courtesy of Kimball Packard

Authorities said that the barn was a total loss however they were able to protect the Inn from any fire damage. The occupants of the Inn are safe and unharmed according to reports.

~Picture Courtesy of Kimball Packard

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, but officials said they believe the blaze started at the rear of the building. The barn was used as an event venue so no animals were put in harms way.

Preserve at Chocorua is a renowned event venue throughout the region and was formally known as the Old Brass Heart Inn and the Stafford’s in the Field before that.