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$60K Worth Of Rabbits Perish In Barn Fire

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A homeowner says a barn fire killed $60,000 worth of rabbits, destroyed $8,000 worth of horse saddles and harnesses and $2,500 worth of manure spreader.

Fire crews were dispatched to the area around 1:43 a.m. Wednesday to the barn located at 21866 County Road 33 near Paynesville, Minn.

A neighbor reported the fire and woke up the homeowner, 40-year-old Scott Klehr.

Klehr told police he lost thousands of dollars, his rabbits and tools and equipment in the fire.

The 96-foot by 50-foot shed was a complete loss.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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