Authorities: Fire on Christmas destroys Iowa barn

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a barn in northern Iowa was completely destroyed by a fire on Christmas.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says fire officials responded to the barn near rural Orange City around 3 p.m. Wednesday. They saw heavy smoke coming from the structure, and it quickly became engulfed in flames.

No injuries were reported, but the barn and its contents are considered a total loss.

Authorities say they believe a heat lamp inside the barn caused the fire.

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