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Fire Destroys Barn, Equipment In Cuzco
Updated April 11, 2016 11:49 AM | Filed under: Fire
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(CUZCO) - Lightening is believed to have started a fire that destroyed a barn near Cuzco.

A neighbor reported the fire at 6:31 p.m. at the Dennis and Mary Pankey farm in the 7500 block of North Cuzco Road North. The neighbor told police there was a loud lightening strike just before the fire ignited.

When The Dubois Volunteer Fire Department firefighters arrived the 60-by-60 barn was engulfed in flames. More than 30 firefighters were on the scene for about six hours battling the blaze.

Inside the building were around 40 large round hay bales and a John Deere model 5400 tractor, baler and other farming equipment.

Firefighters were able to extinguish most of the blaze, but the hay bales continued to burn. Freyberge Farms brought a track hoe to the scene to bury the burning bales.

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