Man Accidentally Burns Barn


(KWLM/Kimball MN-) The Stearns County Sheriff’s Department says a rural South Haven man was attempting to burn down an old barn when a second barn caught fire Saturday evening.

Authorities say 47-year-old Benjamin Fox had acquired a permit to burn rubbish, but instead used it to burn an old and unsafe barn on his property located in the 16000 block of 66th Avenue.

The heat from the fire started a second barn on fire, and it was fully engulfed when fire fighters from Kimball and South Haven arrived.

No one was injured, but Fox was cited for burning prohibited materials.


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