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Fire Engulfs Rogers Barn; Maple Grove and Rogers Fire Departments Respond

Jan 14, 2016 07:55AM ● By Wendy Erlien

Barn fire Jan. 7, 2016 near the Rogers/Maple Grove border on Country Road 101. (Photo provided by Amy Jauman)

A barn off of Country Road 101 near the Maple Grove/Rogers/Corcoran border was the scene of a fire Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016.

Maple Grove resident Amy Jauman witnessed the fire, calling 911 when she saw the smoke.   

“The fire happened very quickly,” Jauman told Maple Grove Voice. “I was sitting in my living room, looked up and saw smoke. By the time I called 911, the barn was engulfed in flames.”

The first emergency call came in around 7:19 p.m. Jan. 7. Three trucks from the Rogers Fire Department and two from the Maple Grove Fire Department responded to the fire, which was  located on the 9900 block on Country Road 101 in Rogers, according to Rogers Chief 11 Chad Krumwiebe.

The fire was isolated to the barn and there were no injuries, Krumwiebe said.  Crews from both fire departments had the fire under control approximately a half hour after arriving on the scene and continued to be onsite for about three hours.  

Corcoran’s Public Works Department assisted as well, providing salt for County Road 101 and a front end loader to help move part of the structure away from the roadway. “It was close enough to the road, we were concerned the main beams could fall on County Road 101,” Krumwiebe said.

As of Jan. 14, the cause of the fire continues to be under investigation and remains undetermined.

“It's so sad,” Jauman said. “That barn was such a unique piece of our landscape.”

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