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Barn burns south of Grove City in overnight fire

GROVE CITY — A barn containing equipment, but no livestock, was a total loss in an early morning fire this morning south of Grove City.

According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and the Grove City and Litchfield fire departments were called around 1:45 a.m. this morning to the Edward and Megan Hoekstra residence at 54405 243rd Street in Acton Township.

The fire was discovered when the Hoekstras heard their dog barking, looked out and saw the barn fully engulfed in flames.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The 25-foot by 40-foot barn, and a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta, a dirt bike, a 2010 Polaris ATV, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, a John Deere mower and some horse tack, was a total loss. There was no livestock lost in the fire.

Owners had insurance on the barn and it was valued at $120,000.