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Barn destroyed by fire early Monday

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Just after 3:30 a.m. this morning, Alexandria firefighters responded to a barn fire at 5423 County Road 7 Southwest near Holmes City.


Upon arrival, the barn was already burned to the ground and nearby trees and a woodpile were also on fire.

The barn reportedly housed about 11 chickens, all of which are believed to have perished in the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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