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Barn near Perham destroyed in fire; all people, livestock okay

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Otter Tail County sheriff's officials believe a late-night fire Saturday that destroyed a barn was accidental.

According to the sheriff's department, authorities were dispatched at about 11:30 p.m. to respond to a reported barn fire at 45656 500th St., northeast of Perham.

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The barn is owned by John and Treva Mayfield of Perham.

No injuries were reported and all livestock escaped the fire safely.

The barn and a hay shed were destroyed, including about 250 bales of hay that were stored in the shed.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but it appears accidental, authorities said in a media release Sunday afternoon.

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