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Early morning fire destroys barn near Pierre

PIERRE (AP) — Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a pole barn east of Pierre.

Pierre Rural Fire Department Assistant Chief Sean Kruger tells KCCR radio that the fire was reported about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday and that the 7,800-square-foot barn was engulfed by the time firefighters arrived.

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The barn contained farm equipment and possibly some pigs. A damage estimate was not immediately available.