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Barn Fire Kills Horse
Tuesday Aug 08, 2017 9:42am
Bethel Township - Branch Co. MI.

By: Mike Stiles

(courtesy of Google Maps)

(BETHEL TOWNSHIP) – A barn fire over the weekend killed a horse and damaged other items in Bethel Township.

The Bronson Fire Department was called to West Pearl Road, just west of the intersection of Block Road for a barn fire at 9:40 Saturday morning. Fire crews arrived at the property owned by Dan Elcher and found the 60 by 32 foot pole barn completely in flames.

In addition to the horse dying in the fire, there were tools and other items destroyed. Damage estimates stand at approximately $33,000. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

The Lakeland Fire Department was called in to give mutual aid, but were later allowed to leave the scene. No injuries were reported.


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