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Blaze destroys pole shed, vehicles in Somerset Township

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What started as a vehicle fire Thursday afternoon quickly grew and destroyed a pole barn in Somerset Township.

Travis Belisle, Somerset Fire/Rescue chief, said the call came in around 4:40 p.m. on Thursday and when firefighters arrived on scene at 533 170TH Ave., owned by Mike Kappers, the pole shed was completely engulfed in flames.

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"It was a complete loss," he said.

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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