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Hog barn burns near Beaver Falls Monday afternoon

An unoccupied hog barn burned near Beaver Falls on Monday afternoon.

According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office at about 2:09 p.m. on Dec. 6, dispatchers received a 911 call reporting a hog barn fire at the  32000 block of Co Rd 2, about miles northwest of Morton, in Beaver Falls Township. The property is owned by Richard and Debra Scheffler of rural Morton.

A preliminary investigation revealed the fire began on the east side of one of the buildings due to an electrical issue. There were no hogs in the barns at the time. A damage value estimate has not yet been made.

The Renville County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Morton Fire Department, Franklin Fire Department, and Redwood Falls Fire Department.

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