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The barn was located about three miles south-southwest of the Somerset village limits.

Rabbits perish in Somerset barn fire

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About 120 rabbits died in a rural Somerset barn fire early Friday morning.

The Somerset Fire Department was called out to a barn fire at about 2:40 a.m. at the the Michael and Deanne Ray farm at 1615 57th St., Somerset.

Mutual aid was provided by the St. Joseph and New Richmond Fire Departments. Crews were on the scene until about 9 a.m. Friday. About 30,000 gallons of water was trucked in to fight the fire.

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