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Flames tore through a pole barn and destroyed it and all of its con­tents Wednes­day after­noon.

A passerby first noticed the flames just before 2 yes­ter­day after­noon at the barn on Ohio 49.

By that time, the fire had already begun to destroy a trac­tor that was parked inside.

The Bryan Times reports that fire­fight­ers were able to keep the flames from spread­ing to the woods, a nearby propane tank, and a nearby house, all within about 50 feet of the burn­ing barn.

Fire­fight­ers from Bryan, Farmer, Hicksville and But­ler, Ind., responded.

The cause is not offi­cially listed yet, but inves­ti­ga­tors say it appears to have started when sparks from a burn bar­rel ignited some dry grass, and the flames took off from there. The barn, and every­thing inside it, was destroyed. Dam­age is esti­mated at around $80,000. Nobody was hurt.

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