Firefighters did their best Monday to save a very old barn in Palo Cedro. A hot intense fire scorched two and a half acres on a ranch on Silverbridge Road and destroyed a cattle barn. Another very large barn that was on fire is believed to have been built in the 1880’s. Crews were able to save the historic building for the time being, but the structural integrity will have to be checked. The cause is not yet known. A neighbor said the ranch owner was out of town.