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Lightning likely caused fire destroying business in Barry County

Published: May. 21, 2022 at 12:29 PM CDT|Updated: May. 21, 2022 at 12:31 PM CDT
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BARRY COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - Firefighters believe a lightning strike started a fire, destroying a Barry County business on Saturday morning.

Central Crossing Fire Protection District firefighters responded to the fire at a cabinet shop around 2:15 a.m. on State Highway 76 and State Highway 39.

Firefighters said when they arrived, 50% of the building had collapsed. The fire spread throughout. It took nearly five hours to battle the blaze.

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