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Fire destroys barn

Firefighters arrived to find a pole barn engulfed in flames just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. According to a news release, Carlton County Sheriff’s Office deputies learned from the property owner that a tractor and recreational vehicle were also inside the pole building, along with hay for animals. No injuries were reported from the fire, and the homeowner removed the animals and none were injured.

The barn was located on the 4100 block of Kari Road in rural Carlton County between Sawyer and Cromwell. Volunteer fire departments from Cromwell and Wright, Kettle River, Mahtowa, Carlton, Esko a...