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The barn was already completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on scene. Cattle, two tractors and three skid steers were all lost in the fire. Submitted photo

Barn blaze near Perham kills 40 cattle

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A barn and 40 head of cattle were destroyed in a fire just north of Perham Friday evening.

Area firefighters were called to the scene of the fire, at 49596 Highway 8, at 5:43 p.m., according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office.


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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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