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A popular Half Moon Bay produce stand has fallen victim to fire. The blaze Friday night gutted the historic Andreotti Family Farms barn that has long been a familiar destination for locals and out-of-town visitors alike .
The fire 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.
The two-alarm fire threatened other buildings but was contained to the barn in less than 30 minutes, a Cal Fire spokesperson said. No injuries were reported.
The cause is under investigation. Power lines were found down upon arrival of the first responding fire crews. PG&E crews also went to the scene.
The Andreotti family has farmed the Half Moon Bay site since 1926 and produces primarily artichokes, beans, and broccoli, according to farm’s website.
A GoFundMe campaign to help rebuild the structure had raised nearly $10,000 of its $150,000 goal as of Tuesday night.
“How we long to see our beloved barn instead of a charred pile of rubble where it once stood … ” the family wrote in a post Tuesday on the farm’s Facebook page. “We are devastated and reeling, however the support coming from our patrons, neighbors, friends, family, city, and community on and off the farm is awe inspiring.”