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Wonder Lake barn destroyed by fire

WONDER LAKE – A pole barn at 6606 Barnard Mill Road was destroyed late Friday evening by a fire.

Wonder Lake Fire Protection District Capt. Chris Weber said there was about $500,000 in losses in the detached 30-foot-by-40-foot aluminum pole barn, which had housed a motor home and a dump truck, among other things.

No one was injured, Weber said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it is not believed to be suspicious, Weber said.

Firefighters were dispatched about 8:55 p.m., and had to call for tankers because there are no hydrants in the area. The fire was under control in about 45 minutes, but crews remained on scene for about four hours, Weber said.

“We were out there quite a while,” Weber said.

Crews from Hebron, Richmond, Spring Grove, Woodstock, Crystal Lake, McHenry Township, Nunda Rural, Fox Lake, Marengo and Twin Lakes, Wis., assisted at the scene.

Cary and Harvard fire departments provided station coverage.

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