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Barn burns to ground near Pelican

Fire destroyed a barn at the Becky Radtke residence near Pelican Rapids on Jan. 5.

The call came in to the Pelican Rapids Fire Department at 2:17 p.m., according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office.

The barn, on Loan Acres Road, was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Inside and destroyed were three motorcycles and several pieces of equipment. Sixteen chickens died in the fire.

A heating lamp being used in the barn is believed to be the cause of the fire. The investigation is continuing.

Also assisting was the Barnesville Fire Department.