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      Spontaneous combustion sparks barn blaze

      Firefighters say that spontaneous combustion of hay bales was the cause of a barn fire that happened just north of Iron Mountain on Monday.

      Fire crews were called to the scene of a barn fire on Monday afternoon in Merriman. The fire forced several animals outside as firefighters worked to put out the flames.

      The farm, located on Peterson Drive in Breitung Township, had numerous cattle, sheep, and chickens. Officials say most of them escaped.

      There were no injuries caused by the fire.