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Fire destroys Hopkinton barn

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HOPKINTON - A barn that was used as a wood shaving mill for animal bedding was destroyed by a Tuesday evening fire.

The fire at the barn reportedly owned to Richard Eakins was called in at 7:13 p.m.

A neighbor who called in the fire and declined to give his name said the barn, which was full of wood sawdust, was leveled by the blaze.

Hopkinton-Fort Jackson firefighters posted on their Facebook page that the barn, located at the corner of state Route 72 and County Route 56, was fully engulfed when they arrived on scene.

Firefighters were still on the scene at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Mutual aid was requested from a number of departments including Brasher-Winthrop, Nicholville, West Stockholm, Parishville and Potsdam.

No further information was available at presstime.

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