2-alarm fire destroys historic Andreotti Family Farms barn in Half Moon Bay

"You know it's almost like losing a family member."
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (KGO) -- A fire ripped through the historic Andreotti Family Farms barn in Half Moon Bay on Friday night.

The blaze was reported shortly after 8 p.m. at 329 Kelly Ave. and Coastside Fire Protection District firefighters arrived to find the barn fully engulfed in flames, CAL Fire officials said.

"You know it's almost like losing a family member kind of. For as much as we're getting devastated, I think all of us are also feeling incredibly bolstered by the amazing outpouring of support from our community," said Dawn Dillman, Andreotti Family Farms.

The two-alarm fire threatened other buildings, but was contained to the barn in less than 30 minutes, a CAL Fire spokesperson said.

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The Andreotti family has farmed the Half Moon Bay site since 1926 and produces primarily artichokes, beans, and broccoli, according to farm's website. The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help with the rebuilding efforts.

No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation.

Bay City News contributed to this report
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