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Barn near Woodstock catches fire for second time

WOODSTOCK – Firefighters had to return Thursday morning to a property where a barn caught fire for a second blaze, the Woodstock Fire Rescue District said.

At 2:24 a.m., firefighters were called to another barn at 16812 Kunde Road in unincorporated McHenry County near Woodstock by the property owner.

The cause of the second fire is under investigation, but it is believed winds changed directions during the night and ignited an ember from a large amount of hay, according to a fire district news release.

The hay had been moved because of the previous fire, which is believed to have been caused by spontaneous combustion.

Because there are no hydrants in the area, Woodstock called crews from Marengo, McHenry Township, Union, Harvard, Huntley, Fox Lake, Cary, Nunda Rural, Hebron and the Emergency Management Agency.

- Northwest Herald

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