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Controlled burn ignites downed barn in rural Dixon

Published: Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
Nancy Mercer, captain of the Dixon Rural Fire Department, works at the scene of a barn fire Friday afternoon on Lievan Road, just south of Dixon. The old barn was already torn down but was ignited during a nearby controlled burn.
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
A Dixon Rural firefighter directs a tanker truck Friday afternon at the scene of a fire on Lievan Road, just south of Dixon.
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
Dixon City and Rural fire departments respond to the scene of a fire Friday afternoon near the corner of Pump Factory and Lievan roads. Workers clearing wood and other debris got out of control, igniting a downed barn.
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
An excavator is used to move debris from a barn fire on Lievan Road in rural Dixon.

Nancy Mercer, captain of the Dixon Rural Fire Department, works at the scene of a barn fire Friday afternoon on Lievan Road, just south of Dixon. The old barn was already torn down but was ignited during a nearby controlled burn.

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