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Barn destroyed in fire


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CORTLAND – No one was injured Friday afternoon in a barn fire in rural Cortland.

Local fire departments were called about 1 p.m. Friday to the home on Keslinger Road between Somonauk and Chase roads. An older barn was on fire, DeKalb Fire Chief Bruce Harrison said. The barn was consumed by the flames, he said, and started a collateral brush and grass fire in the area.

It took fire officials about 20 minutes to get it under control, Harrison said. It is believed the fire began in a trash barrel where local residents were burning some debris, he said.

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