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Fire reported in Barton County
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The Barton County Sheriff’s Office along with the Claflin Fire Department and fire units from Ellsworth County responded to a structure fire 3:24 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19.  The location of the fire was at 1835 NE 150 Ave.
Sheriff Brian Bellendir reports that upon arrival, officers discovered an outbuilding was fully involved, along with two passenger cars and a tractor that were inside. The property owner was identified as James Holmolka.  
“Investigation indicates fire was caused by trash that was burning in metal barrels and then left unattended,” Bellendir said. “The dollar value of the property loss is unknown at this time. The incident is still under investigation.”