A fire that started in a barn spread to a home on Route 107, destroying the complex off Route 107 on Tuesday afternoon.

Deputy Fire Chief Corin Meehan said the fire spread quickly, reducing the barn and home to rubble by the time firefighters could extinguish the blaze.

A total of 11 towns sent crews to the fire, which was reported around 1:30 p.m. Meehan said firefighters were not able to leave the fire scene until 6 p.m. Three people, a man, a woman and a child who lived in the home, escaped safely. The fire was discovered by the man, who went to the barn to check on some equipment.

“When we got there, the barn was fully involved and (the fire was) heading into the house,” Meehan said.

Meehan said firefighters prevented the barn fire from extending to a two-unit apartment about 25 feet from the barn. The tenants escaped.

Meehan said the state Fire Marshal’s Office was called in to help investigate the cause of the fire.