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Three horses die in barn fire in rural Cass County

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Three horses and one head of cattle died in a barn fire Wednesday near Gardner.

The blaze destroyed the barn and its contents, including two tractors, antique farm equipment, a vehicle and an enclosed car hauler, according to a news release from Cass County Sheriff's Capt. Rick Majerus.

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The cause and origin of the fire were unknown. No foul play was suspected in the fire, which was reported at 11:44 a.m., the news release stated.

The barn belonging to Brent and Kim Sitzer was located at 16544 21st St. SE., about 1.5 miles west of I-29 on Cass County 34. The Gardner-Grandin Fire Department responded to the blaze.

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