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Published April 28, 2010, 09:05 AM

Fire destroys two small farm buildings

(WDAY TV) - The wicked wind hampered a fire fight that destroyed two small farm buildings on property owned by two Fargo Police officers. It happened at 12-83 200TH Avenue North in rural Georgetown around 3:15 this afternoon.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Jessica and Chris Burgum were not home. Ten firefighters from Felton, Perley, and Hendrum battled the flames and thick smoke.

It appears the wind fanned embers from a manure pile that had been burned two days ago. Two buildings with animal stalls were destroyed.

β€œAnd the structures were already down to the foundation when we got here. The winds are a big contributor to that. When something starts in a wind like this, it goes fast.”

Reportedly, a car burned down the house on the same property about ten years ago. That was before the Burgum's owned the land. They declined comment.

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