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Fire destroys barn near Brandon

Smoke billowed from a barn on fire Saturday morning. (Photo by Raeshel Betterman)

Fire destroyed a barn west of Brandon Saturday.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a report of the fire at 10:43 a.m. and the barn was fully engulfed in flames when deputies and firefighters arrived at the scene at 6709 County Road 15 NW.

The property is owned by Donald and Leila Buse of Brandon.

The barn appears to be a total loss.

Fire departments from Brandon, Evansville and Garfield battled the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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